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GCN Circular 29967

HAWC-210507A: No neutrino counterpart candidates in ANTARES search
2021-05-08T16:13:42Z (3 years ago)
Antoine Kouchner at ANTARES Collaboration <>
Alexis Coleiro (APC/Univ 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 HAWC-210507A alert (event 1010067_1345 <>). 

No up-going muon neutrino candidate events were detected within the error box of the HAWC event during a +/- 1h time-window centered on the HAWC event time (T0), and over which the potential source remained visible all time in the up-going field of view of ANTARES. At T0, the elevation of the alert was -24 degrees below the horizon for ANTARES. 

This leads to a preliminary 90% confidence level upper limit on the muon-neutrino radiant fluence from a point source of about 15^-2 over the energy range 4 TeV ��� 4 PeV (the range corresponding to 5-95% of the detectable flux) for an E^-2 power-law spectrum, and about 37^-2 (0.7 - 380 TeV) for an E^-2.5 spectrum. A search over an extended time window of +/-1 day has also yielded no detection (45% 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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