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VERITAS discovers VHE gamma rays from BL Lac 1ES0806+524

ATEL # 1415; Simon Swordy (U. Chicago) spokesperson for the VERITAS collaboration
on 6 Mar 2008; 21:32 UT
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Subjects: >GeV, AGN

We report on the discovery of TeV gamma ray emission from the AGN 1ES0806+524 by the VERITAS array located in southern Arizona. 1ES0806+524 is a high frequency peaked BL Lac at a redshift z=0.138. The analysis of 46 hours of data results in a 5.8 sigma detection with an average flux of ~1% of the Crab nebula above 400GeV. These data have been collected between 2006 and 2008. We are continuing to observe this source this month. Multi-wavelength observations across the electromagnetic spectrum are encouraged.

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