Investigating the TEV morphology of MGRO j1908+06 with VERITAS

  title={Investigating the TEV morphology of MGRO j1908+06 with VERITAS},
  author={Ester Aliu and Simon Archambault and T. Aune and Bagmeet Behera and Matthias Beilicke and W. Benbow and Kenneth I. Berger and R. Bird and James Henry Buckley and Viatcheslav Bugaev and Joshua V. Cardenzana and M. Cerruti and Xiaofei Chen and L. Ciupik and Edward Robert Collins-Hughes and Michael P. Connolly and Wei Wei Cui and Jonathan Dumm and Vikram V. Dwarkadas and M. Errando and Abraham D. Falcone and S. Federici and Qi Feng and John Park Finley and H. Fleischhack and Pascal D. Fortin and Lucy Fortson and A. Furniss and Nicola Galante and Daniel Gall and G. H. Gillanders and Sean Griffin and Scott T. Griffiths and Jeff Grube and Geza Gyuk and David Hanna and Jamie Holder and Gareth Hughes and Thomas Brian Humensky and Philip Kaaret and M. P. Kertzman and Yerbol Farkhatuly Khassen and D. Kieda and Frank Krennrich and Sanjay Kumar and Matthew J. Lang and A. S. Madhavan and Gernot Maier and A. McCann and Kevin J. Meagher and John P. Millis and Patrick Moriarty and Reshmi Mukherjee and Daniel Nieto and Anna O'Faol{\'a}in de Bhr{\'o}ithe and R. A. Ong and A. N. Otte and Dirk Pandel and Nahee Park and Martin Pohl and Alexis Popkow and Heike Prokoph and Joseph F. Quinn and K. Ragan and J. Rajotte and Gayle Ratliff and L. C. Reyes and Philip T. Reynolds and Gordon T. Richards and E. Roache and Julien Rousselle and Glenn H. Sembroski and Karlen Shahinyan and Farzaneh Sheidaei and Andrew William Smith and David Staszak and Igor Telezhinsky and K. Tsurusaki and J. V. Tucci and Joshua Tyler and Angelo Varlotta and Vladimir V. Vassiliev and Stephane Vincent and Scott Patrick Wakely and John E. Ward and Amanda J. Weinstein and Roman Welsing and Alina Wilhelm},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
We report on deep observations of the extended TeV gamma-ray source MGRO J1908+06 made with the VERITAS very high energy gamma-ray observatory. Previously, the TeV emission has been attributed to the pulsar wind nebula (PWN) of the Fermi-LAT pulsar PSR J1907+0602. We detect MGRO J1908+06 at a significance level of 14 standard deviations (14σ) and measure a photon index of 2.20 ± 0.10{sub stat} ± 0.20{sub sys}. The TeV emission is extended, covering the region near PSR J1907+0602 and also… Expand

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