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GCN Circular 31992

Fermi-LAT Gamma-ray Observations of IceCube-220501A
2022-05-02T21:00:04Z (2 years ago)
Simone Garrappa at DESY <>
S. Garrappa (DESY-Zeuthen) and S. Buson (Univ. of Wuerzburg) on behalf 
of the Fermi-LAT collaboration:

We report an analysis of observations of the vicinity of the high-energy 
IC220501A neutrino event (GCN 31986) with all-sky survey data from the 
Large Area Telescope (LAT), on board the Fermi Gamma-ray Space 
Telescope. The IceCube event was detected on 2022-05-01 at 22:50:58.64 
UT (T0) with J2000 position RA = 311.57 (+0.82, -1.07) deg, Decl. = 
+18.68 (+1.08, -0.92) deg (90% PSF containment). No cataloged gamma-ray 
(>100 MeV) sources are located within the 90% IC220501A localization 
region (4FGL-DR3; arXiv:2201.11184; The Fermi-LAT collaboration 2020, 
ApJS, 247, 33).

We searched for intermediate (days to years) timescale emission from a 
new gamma-ray transient source. Preliminary analysis indicates no 
significant (> 5 sigma) new excess emission (> 100 MeV) at the IC220501A 
best-fit position. Assuming a power-law spectrum (photon index = 2.0 
fixed) for a point source at the IC220501A best-fit position, the >100 
MeV flux upper limit (95% confidence) is < 5e-10 ph cm^-2 s^-1 for 
~13-years (2008-08-04 to 2022-05-01 UTC), and < 9e-9 (< 7e-8) ph cm^-2 
s^-1 for a 1-month (1-day) integration time before T0.

Since Fermi normally operates in an all-sky scanning mode, regular 
monitoring of this source will continue. For these observations the 
Fermi-LAT contact persons are S. Garrappa (simone.garrappa at 
and S. Buson (sara.buson at

The Fermi-LAT is a pair conversion telescope designed to cover the 
energy band from 20 MeV to greater than 300 GeV. It is the product of an 
international collaboration between NASA and DOE in the U.S. and many 
scientific institutions across France, Italy, Japan and Sweden.
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