Extending the Li & Ma method to include PSF information

@inproceedings{NievasRosillo2015ExtendingTL,
  title={Extending the Li & Ma method to include PSF information},
  author={M. Nievas-Rosillo and Jos{\'e} Luis Contreras},
  year={2015}
}
The so called Li&Ma formula is still the most frequently used method for estimating the significance of observations carried out by Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes. In this work a straightforward extension of the method for point sources that profits from the good imaging capabilities of current instruments is proposed. It is based on a likelihood… CONTINUE READING