Observations of the Crab Pulsar with VERITAS

Дата и время публикации : 2013-03-01T20:47:26Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
A. McCann
for the VERITAS Collaboration

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Коментарии к cтатье: 2012 Fermi Symposium proceedings – eConf C121028
Первичная категория: astro-ph.HE

Все категории : astro-ph.HE

Краткий обзор статьи: The Fermi space telescope has detected over 100 pulsars. These discoveries have ushered in a new era of pulsar astrophysics at gamma-ray energies. Gamma-ray pulsars, regardless of whether they are young, old, radio-quiet etc, all exhibit a seemingly unifying characteristic: a spectral energy distribution which takes the form of a power law with an exponential cut-off occurring between ~1 and ~10 GeV. The single known exception to this is the Crab pulsar, which was recently discovered to emit pulsed gamma rays at energies exceeding a few hundred GeV. Here we present an update on observations of the Crab pulsar above 100 GeV with VERITAS. We show some new results from a joint gamma-ray/radio observational campaign to search for a correlation between giant radio pulses and pulsed VHE emission from the Crab pulsar. We also present some preliminary results on Lorentz invariance violation tests performed using Fermi and VERITAS observations of the Crab pulsar.

Category: Physics