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We present the results on the TeV gamma emission from Mkn 501 in 1997 obtained with the stand-alone Cherenkov telescopes CT1 and CT2 (threshold ≥ 1.2 and ≥ 1.0 resp.) of the HEGRA collaboration. The CT1 lightcurve has the most complete coverage of all TeV observations of Mkn 501 in 1997 due to the additional observations made under the presence of(More)
A detection of TeV γ-rays from Mkn 501 is reported , based on observations made between March and August 1996 with the first HEGRA Cherenkov telescope (CT1). From the image analysis, 351 excess candidate γ-ray events are obtained from the 147 h dataset. The statistical significance of the excess is 5.2 σ. The average excess rate is 2.4 ± 0.5 h −1 above the(More)
We present exactly simultaneous X-ray and TeV monitoring with RXTE and HEGRA of the TeV blazar Mrk 501 during 15 days in 1998 June. After an initial period of very low flux at both wavelengths, the source underwent a remarkable flare in the TeV and X-ray energy bands, lasting for about six days and with a larger amplitude at TeV energies than in the X-ray(More)
The HEGRA system of four Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes (IACTs) has been used to extensively observe extragalactic objects. In this paper we describe the search for TeV emission from nine very promising potential TeV sources, namely eight " high frequency " BL Lac objects (HBLs), and the object " BL Lacertae " itself. These objects were observed(More)
The sensitivity of an Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov telescope is calibrated by shining, from a distant pulsed monochromatic light source, a defined photon flux onto the mirror. The light pulse is captured and reconstructed by the telescope in an identical fashion as real Cherenkov light. The intensity of the calibration light pulse is monitored via a(More)
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