The Discovery of gamma-Ray Emission From The Blazar RGB J0710+591

  title={The Discovery of gamma-Ray Emission From The Blazar RGB J0710+591},
  author={V. A. Acciari and Ester Aliu and Timothy C. Arlen and T. Aune and Manuel Bautista and Matthias Beilicke and W. Benbow and Markus Bottcher and D. Boltuch and Stella Bradbury and James Henry Buckley and Viatcheslav Bugaev and Karen Lynn Byrum and A. Cannon and Andrea Cesarini and L. Ciupik and Wei Wei Cui and R. Dickherber and Charles Lewis Duke and Abraham D. Falcone and J. P. Finley and Gary Finnegan and Lucy Fortson and A. Furniss and Nicola Galante and Daniel Gall and K. Gibbs and G. H. Gillanders and Sagar Godambe and Jeff Grube and R. Guenette and Geza Gyuk and David Hanna and Jamie Holder and C. M. Hui and Thomas Brian Humensky and Asif Imran and Philip Kaaret and Niklas Karlsson and M. P. Kertzman and D. Kieda and Alexander K. Konopelko and Henric Krawczynski and Frank Krennrich and M. J. Lang and A. Lamerato and S. Lebohec and Gernot Maier and Steven McArthur and Andrew McCann and M. McCutcheon and Patrick J. Moriarty and Reshmi Mukherjee and R. A. Ong and A. N. Otte and Dirk Pandel and J. S. Perkins and Dirk Petry and Ana Pichel and Martin Pohl and Joseph F. Quinn and K. Ragan and Luis C. Reyes and Philip T. Reynolds and Emmet Roache and Harry J. Rose and Parisa Roustazadeh and Martin Schroedter and Glenn H. Sembroski and Gunes Demet Senturk and Andrew William Smith and D. Steele and Simon P. Swordy and G. Tevsi'c and Mark Theiling and S. Thibadeau and Angelo Varlotta and Vladimir V. Vassiliev and Stephane Vincent and R. G. Wagner and Scott Patrick Wakely and John E. Ward and Trevor C. Weekes and Amanda J. Weinstein and Thomas Weisgarber and D. A. Williams and Stephanie Wissel and Matthew Wood and Benjamin Zitzer and Markus Ackermann and Maria Ajello and Elisa Antolini and Luca Baldini and Jean Ballet and Guido Barbiellini and Denis Bastieri and Keith C. Bechtol and Ronaldo Bellazzini and Bijan Berenji and Roger D. Blandford and Elliott D. Bloom and Emanuele Bonamente and A. W. Borgland and Aurelien Bouvier and Johan Bregeon and Monica Brigida and Pascal Bruel and Rolf Buehler and Sara Buson and G. A. Caliandro and R. A. Cameron and Patricia A. Caraveo and Svenja Carrigan and Jean Marc Casandjian and Elisabetta Cavazzuti and Claudia Cecchi and O. cCelik and E. Charles and A. Chekhtman and C. C. Cheung and James Chiang and Stefano Ciprini and Richard O. Claus and J. Cohen-Tanugi and J. Conrad and Charles D. Dermer and Francesco de Palma and E. do Couto e Silva and P. Drell and Robert D. Dubois and Denis Dumora and Christian Farnier and Cecilia Favuzzi and Stephen Fegan and Pascal D. Fortin and Marco Frailis and Yasushi Fukazawa and S. Funk and Piergiorgio Fusco and Fabio Gargano and Dario Gasparrini and Neil A. Gehrels and S Germani and Berrie Giebels and N. Giglietto and Francesco Giordano and Marcello Giroletti and Tom Glanzman and Gary Lunt Godfrey and Isabelle A. Grenier and J. E. Grove and Sylvain Guiriec and E. Hays and Deirdre Horan and Richard Edward Hughes and G. J'ohannesson and A. S. Johnson and W. Neil Johnson and Tsuneyoshi Kamae and Hiroyuki Katagiri and Jun Kataoka and Jurgen Knodlseder and Michael Kuss and Joshua Lande and Luca Latronico and S.-H. Lee and M. Llena Garde and Francesco Longo and Francesco Loparco and B. Lott and Michael N. Lovellette and Pasquale Lubrano and Alexei Makeev and Mario Nicola Mazziotta and P. F. Michelson and W. Mitthumsiri and Tsunefumi Mizuno and Alexander A Moiseev and C. Monte and M. E. Monzani and A. Morselli and Igor V. Moskalenko and Simona Murgia and P. L. Nolan and Jay Norris and Eric Nuss and Masanori Ohno and Takashi Ohsugi and Nicola Omodei and E. Orlando and Jonathan F. Ormes and D. Paneque and J. H. Panetta and V{\'e}ronique Pelassa and Marianna Pepe and Melissa Pesce-Rollins and F. Piron and Troy A. Porter and S. Rain{\'o} and Riccardo Rando and Massimiliano Razzano and A. Reimer and O. Reimer and Joachim Ripken and A. Y. Rodr{\'i}guez and Markus Roth and Hartmut Sadrozinski and David Sanchez and Andreas A. C. Sander and Jeffrey D. Scargle and Carmelo Sgro’ and Eric J. Siskind and P. D. Smith and G. Spandre and Paolo Spinelli and Mark S. Strickman and Daniel J. Suson and H. Takahashi and T. Tanaka and Jana Thayer and John Gregg Thayer and D. J. Thompson and Luigi Tibaldo and Diego F. Torres and Gino Tosti and Andrea Tramacere and T. L. Usher and Vlasios Vasileiou and Neils Vilchez and Vincenzo Vitale and A. P. Waite and P. Wang and B. L. Winer and Kent S. Wood and Z. Yang and Tomi Ylinen and Marcus Ziegler},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
The high-frequency-peaked BL Lacertae object RGB J0710+591 was observed in the very high-energy (VHE; E > 100 GeV) wave band by the VERITAS array of atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes. The observations, taken between 2008 December and 2009 March and totaling 22.1 hr, yield the discovery of VHE gamma rays from the source. RGB J0710+591 is detected at a statistical significance of 5.5 standard deviations (5.5{sigma}) above the background, corresponding to an integral flux of (3.9 {+-} 0.8) x 10{sup… Expand

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