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GCN Circular 28953

AMON IC_HAWC NuEm-201124A: No Neutrino Counterpart detected with ANTARES
2020-11-26T09:04:03Z (3 years ago)
Antoine Kouchner at ANTARES Collaboration <>
Alexis Coleiro (APC/Universit�� de Paris) and Damien Dornic (CPPM/CNRS) on behalf of the ANTARES Collaboration.

Using data from the ANTARES detector, we have performed a follow-up analysis of the recently reported AMON IC-HAWC coincidence alert NuEm-201124A (GCN #28950

No up-going muon neutrino candidate events were detected within 3 degrees from the coincidence coordinates over a time period [10h48 - 14h13 UTC] corresponding to 57% of the HAWC transit time mentioned in the AMON notice, during which the potential source remained visible in the up-going field of view of ANTARES. 

This leads to a preliminary 90% confidence level upper limit on the muon neutrino radiant fluence from a point source located at the coordinates of the coincidence as reported by AMON, of about 19^-2 over the energy range 4TeV ��� 4PeV (the range corresponding to 5-95% of the detectable flux) for an E^-2 power-law spectrum, and about 31^-2 (720 GeV - 380TeV) for an E^-2.5 spectrum. These indicative limits have been computed for the ���discovery_time��� given in the notice.

A search over an extended time window of +/-1 day has also yielded no detection (46% visibility). 

ANTARES is the largest undersea neutrino detector (Mediterranean Sea) and it is primarily sensitive to astrophysical neutrinos in the TeV-PeV energy range. At 10 TeV, the median angular resolution for muon neutrinos is about 0.5 degrees. In the range 1-100 TeV ANTARES has a competitive sensitivity to this position in the sky.
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