MAGIC search for vhe γ-ray emission from ae aquarii in a multiwavelength context

J. Aleksić, S. Ansoldi, L. A. Antonelli, P. Antoranz, A. Babic, P. Bangale, J. A. Barrio, J. Becerra González, W. Bednarek, E. Bernardini, B. Biasuzzi, A. Biland, O. Blanch, S. Bonnefoy, G. Bonnoli, F. Borracci, T. Bretz, E. Carmona, A. Carosi, P. Colin & 135 others E. Colombo, J. L. Contreras, J. Cortina, S. Covino, P. Da Vela, F. Dazzi, A. De Angelis, G. De Caneva, B. De Lotto, E. De Oña Wilhelmi, C. Delgado Mendez, M. Doert, D. Dominis Prester, D. Dorner, M. Doro, S. Einecke, D. Eisenacher, D. Elsaesser, M. V. Fonseca, L. Font, K. Frantzen, C. Fruck, D. Galindo, R. J. García López, M. Garczarczyk, D. Garrido Terrats, M. Gaug, N. Godinović, A. González Muñoz, S. R. Gozzini, D. Hadasch, Y. Hanabata, M. Hayashida, J. Herrera, D. Hildebrand, J. Hose, D. Hrupec, W. Idec, V. Kadenius, H. Kellermann, K. Kodani, Y. Konno, J. Krause, H. Kubo, J. Kushida, A. La Barbera, D. Lelas, N. Lewandowska, E. Lindfors, S. Lombardi, M. López, R. López-Coto, A. López-Oramas, E. Lorenz, I. Lozano, M. Makariev, K. Mallot, G. Maneva, N. Mankuzhiyil, K. Mannheim, L. Maraschi, B. Marcote, M. Mariotti, M. Martínez, D. Mazin, U. Menzel, J. M. Miranda, R. Mirzoyan, A. Moralejo, P. Munar-Adrover, D. Nakajima, A. Niedzwiecki, K. Nilsson, K. Nishijima, K. Noda, N. Nowak, R. Orito, A. Overkemping, S. Paiano, M. Palatiello, D. Paneque, R. Paoletti, J. M. Paredes, X. Paredes-Fortuny, M. Persic, P. G. Prada Moroni, E. Prandini, S. Preziuso, I. Puljak, R. Reinthal, W. Rhode, M. Ribó, J. Rico, J. Rodriguez Garcia, S. Rügamer, A. Saggion, T. Saito, K. Saito, K. Satalecka, V. Scalzotto, V. Scapin, C. Schultz, T. Schweizer, A. Sillanpää, J. Sitarek, I. Snidaric, D. Sobczynska, F. Spanier, V. Stamatescu, A. Stamerra, T. Steinbring, J. Storz, M. Strzys, L. Takalo, H. Takami, F. Tavecchio, P. Temnikov, T. Terzić, D. Tescaro, M. Teshima, J. Thaele, O. Tibolla, D. F. Torres, T. Toyama, A. Treves, M. Uellenbeck, P. Vogler, R. M. Wagner, R. Zanin, M. Bogosavljevic, Z. Ioannou, C. W. Mauche, E. V. Palaiologou, M. A. Pérez-Torres, T. Tuominen

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Context. It has been claimed that the nova-like cataclysmic variable AE Aquarii (AE Aqr) is a very-high-energy (VHE, E>100 GeV) source both on observational and theoretical grounds. Aims. We search for VHE-ray emission from AE Aqr during different states of the source at several wavelengths to confirm or rule out previous claims of detection of and-ray emission from this object. Methods. We report on observations of AE Aqr performed by MAGIC. The source was observed during 12 h as part of a multiwavelength campaign carried out between May and June 2012 covering the optical, X-ray, and γ-ray ranges. Besides MAGIC, the other facilities involved were the KVA, Skinakas, and Vidojevica telescopes in the optical and Swift in X-rays. We calculated integral upper limits coincident with different states of the source in the optical. We computed upper limits to the pulsed emission limiting the signal region to 30% of the phaseogram and we also searched for pulsed emission at different frequencies applying the Rayleigh test. Results. AE Aqr was not detected at VHEs during the multiwavelength campaign. We establish integral upper limits at the 95% confidence level for the steady emission assuming the differential flux proportional to a power-law function dφ/dE-and, with a Crab-like photon spectral index of and = 2.6. The upper limit above 200 GeV is 6.4 and times; 10-12 cm-2 s-1 and above 1 TeV is 7.4 × 10-13 cm-2 s-1. We obtained an upper limit for the pulsed emission of 2.6 × 10-12 cm -2s-1 for energies above 200 GeV. Applying the Rayleigh test for pulsed emission at different frequencies we did not find any significant signal. Conclusions. Our results indicate that AE Aqr is not a VHE γ-ray emitter at the level of emission previously claimed. We have established the most constraining upper limits for the VHE γ-ray emission of AE Aqr.

Original languageEnglish
Article number124
JournalAstronomy and Astrophysics
Volume568
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Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Aleksić, J., Ansoldi, S., Antonelli, L. A., Antoranz, P., Babic, A., Bangale, P., ... Tuominen, T. (2014). MAGIC search for vhe γ-ray emission from ae aquarii in a multiwavelength context. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 568, [124]. https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/201424072

MAGIC search for vhe γ-ray emission from ae aquarii in a multiwavelength context. / Aleksić, J.; Ansoldi, S.; Antonelli, L. A.; Antoranz, P.; Babic, A.; Bangale, P.; Barrio, J. A.; Becerra González, J.; Bednarek, W.; Bernardini, E.; Biasuzzi, B.; Biland, A.; Blanch, O.; Bonnefoy, S.; Bonnoli, G.; Borracci, F.; Bretz, T.; Carmona, E.; Carosi, A.; Colin, P.; Colombo, E.; Contreras, J. L.; Cortina, J.; Covino, S.; Da Vela, P.; Dazzi, F.; De Angelis, A.; De Caneva, G.; De Lotto, B.; De Oña Wilhelmi, E.; Delgado Mendez, C.; Doert, M.; Dominis Prester, D.; Dorner, D.; Doro, M.; Einecke, S.; Eisenacher, D.; Elsaesser, D.; Fonseca, M. V.; Font, L.; Frantzen, K.; Fruck, C.; Galindo, D.; García López, R. J.; Garczarczyk, M.; Garrido Terrats, D.; Gaug, M.; Godinović, N.; González Muñoz, A.; Gozzini, S. R.; Hadasch, D.; Hanabata, Y.; Hayashida, M.; Herrera, J.; Hildebrand, D.; Hose, J.; Hrupec, D.; Idec, W.; Kadenius, V.; Kellermann, H.; Kodani, K.; Konno, Y.; Krause, J.; Kubo, H.; Kushida, J.; La Barbera, A.; Lelas, D.; Lewandowska, N.; Lindfors, E.; Lombardi, S.; López, M.; López-Coto, R.; López-Oramas, A.; Lorenz, E.; Lozano, I.; Makariev, M.; Mallot, K.; Maneva, G.; Mankuzhiyil, N.; Mannheim, K.; Maraschi, L.; Marcote, B.; Mariotti, M.; Martínez, M.; Mazin, D.; Menzel, U.; Miranda, J. M.; Mirzoyan, R.; Moralejo, A.; Munar-Adrover, P.; Nakajima, D.; Niedzwiecki, A.; Nilsson, K.; Nishijima, K.; Noda, K.; Nowak, N.; Orito, R.; Overkemping, A.; Paiano, S.; Palatiello, M.; Paneque, D.; Paoletti, R.; Paredes, J. M.; Paredes-Fortuny, X.; Persic, M.; Prada Moroni, P. G.; Prandini, E.; Preziuso, S.; Puljak, I.; Reinthal, R.; Rhode, W.; Ribó, M.; Rico, J.; Rodriguez Garcia, J.; Rügamer, S.; Saggion, A.; Saito, T.; Saito, K.; Satalecka, K.; Scalzotto, V.; Scapin, V.; Schultz, C.; Schweizer, T.; Sillanpää, A.; Sitarek, J.; Snidaric, I.; Sobczynska, D.; Spanier, F.; Stamatescu, V.; Stamerra, A.; Steinbring, T.; Storz, J.; Strzys, M.; Takalo, L.; Takami, H.; Tavecchio, F.; Temnikov, P.; Terzić, T.; Tescaro, D.; Teshima, M.; Thaele, J.; Tibolla, O.; Torres, D. F.; Toyama, T.; Treves, A.; Uellenbeck, M.; Vogler, P.; Wagner, R. M.; Zanin, R.; Bogosavljevic, M.; Ioannou, Z.; Mauche, C. W.; Palaiologou, E. V.; Pérez-Torres, M. A.; Tuominen, T.

In: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Vol. 568, 124, 2014.

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Aleksić, J, Ansoldi, S, Antonelli, LA, Antoranz, P, Babic, A, Bangale, P, Barrio, JA, Becerra González, J, Bednarek, W, Bernardini, E, Biasuzzi, B, Biland, A, Blanch, O, Bonnefoy, S, Bonnoli, G, Borracci, F, Bretz, T, Carmona, E, Carosi, A, Colin, P, Colombo, E, Contreras, JL, Cortina, J, Covino, S, Da Vela, P, Dazzi, F, De Angelis, A, De Caneva, G, De Lotto, B, De Oña Wilhelmi, E, Delgado Mendez, C, Doert, M, Dominis Prester, D, Dorner, D, Doro, M, Einecke, S, Eisenacher, D, Elsaesser, D, Fonseca, MV, Font, L, Frantzen, K, Fruck, C, Galindo, D, García López, RJ, Garczarczyk, M, Garrido Terrats, D, Gaug, M, Godinović, N, González Muñoz, A, Gozzini, SR, Hadasch, D, Hanabata, Y, Hayashida, M, Herrera, J, Hildebrand, D, Hose, J, Hrupec, D, Idec, W, Kadenius, V, Kellermann, H, Kodani, K, Konno, Y, Krause, J, Kubo, H, Kushida, J, La Barbera, A, Lelas, D, Lewandowska, N, Lindfors, E, Lombardi, S, López, M, López-Coto, R, López-Oramas, A, Lorenz, E, Lozano, I, Makariev, M, Mallot, K, Maneva, G, Mankuzhiyil, N, Mannheim, K, Maraschi, L, Marcote, B, Mariotti, M, Martínez, M, Mazin, D, Menzel, U, Miranda, JM, Mirzoyan, R, Moralejo, A, Munar-Adrover, P, Nakajima, D, Niedzwiecki, A, Nilsson, K, Nishijima, K, Noda, K, Nowak, N, Orito, R, Overkemping, A, Paiano, S, Palatiello, M, Paneque, D, Paoletti, R, Paredes, JM, Paredes-Fortuny, X, Persic, M, Prada Moroni, PG, Prandini, E, Preziuso, S, Puljak, I, Reinthal, R, Rhode, W, Ribó, M, Rico, J, Rodriguez Garcia, J, Rügamer, S, Saggion, A, Saito, T, Saito, K, Satalecka, K, Scalzotto, V, Scapin, V, Schultz, C, Schweizer, T, Sillanpää, A, Sitarek, J, Snidaric, I, Sobczynska, D, Spanier, F, Stamatescu, V, Stamerra, A, Steinbring, T, Storz, J, Strzys, M, Takalo, L, Takami, H, Tavecchio, F, Temnikov, P, Terzić, T, Tescaro, D, Teshima, M, Thaele, J, Tibolla, O, Torres, DF, Toyama, T, Treves, A, Uellenbeck, M, Vogler, P, Wagner, RM, Zanin, R, Bogosavljevic, M, Ioannou, Z, Mauche, CW, Palaiologou, EV, Pérez-Torres, MA & Tuominen, T 2014, 'MAGIC search for vhe γ-ray emission from ae aquarii in a multiwavelength context', Astronomy and Astrophysics, vol. 568, 124. https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/201424072
Aleksić, J. ; Ansoldi, S. ; Antonelli, L. A. ; Antoranz, P. ; Babic, A. ; Bangale, P. ; Barrio, J. A. ; Becerra González, J. ; Bednarek, W. ; Bernardini, E. ; Biasuzzi, B. ; Biland, A. ; Blanch, O. ; Bonnefoy, S. ; Bonnoli, G. ; Borracci, F. ; Bretz, T. ; Carmona, E. ; Carosi, A. ; Colin, P. ; Colombo, E. ; Contreras, J. L. ; Cortina, J. ; Covino, S. ; Da Vela, P. ; Dazzi, F. ; De Angelis, A. ; De Caneva, G. ; De Lotto, B. ; De Oña Wilhelmi, E. ; Delgado Mendez, C. ; Doert, M. ; Dominis Prester, D. ; Dorner, D. ; Doro, M. ; Einecke, S. ; Eisenacher, D. ; Elsaesser, D. ; Fonseca, M. V. ; Font, L. ; Frantzen, K. ; Fruck, C. ; Galindo, D. ; García López, R. J. ; Garczarczyk, M. ; Garrido Terrats, D. ; Gaug, M. ; Godinović, N. ; González Muñoz, A. ; Gozzini, S. R. ; Hadasch, D. ; Hanabata, Y. ; Hayashida, M. ; Herrera, J. ; Hildebrand, D. ; Hose, J. ; Hrupec, D. ; Idec, W. ; Kadenius, V. ; Kellermann, H. ; Kodani, K. ; Konno, Y. ; Krause, J. ; Kubo, H. ; Kushida, J. ; La Barbera, A. ; Lelas, D. ; Lewandowska, N. ; Lindfors, E. ; Lombardi, S. ; López, M. ; López-Coto, R. ; López-Oramas, A. ; Lorenz, E. ; Lozano, I. ; Makariev, M. ; Mallot, K. ; Maneva, G. ; Mankuzhiyil, N. ; Mannheim, K. ; Maraschi, L. ; Marcote, B. ; Mariotti, M. ; Martínez, M. ; Mazin, D. ; Menzel, U. ; Miranda, J. M. ; Mirzoyan, R. ; Moralejo, A. ; Munar-Adrover, P. ; Nakajima, D. ; Niedzwiecki, A. ; Nilsson, K. ; Nishijima, K. ; Noda, K. ; Nowak, N. ; Orito, R. ; Overkemping, A. ; Paiano, S. ; Palatiello, M. ; Paneque, D. ; Paoletti, R. ; Paredes, J. M. ; Paredes-Fortuny, X. ; Persic, M. ; Prada Moroni, P. G. ; Prandini, E. ; Preziuso, S. ; Puljak, I. ; Reinthal, R. ; Rhode, W. ; Ribó, M. ; Rico, J. ; Rodriguez Garcia, J. ; Rügamer, S. ; Saggion, A. ; Saito, T. ; Saito, K. ; Satalecka, K. ; Scalzotto, V. ; Scapin, V. ; Schultz, C. ; Schweizer, T. ; Sillanpää, A. ; Sitarek, J. ; Snidaric, I. ; Sobczynska, D. ; Spanier, F. ; Stamatescu, V. ; Stamerra, A. ; Steinbring, T. ; Storz, J. ; Strzys, M. ; Takalo, L. ; Takami, H. ; Tavecchio, F. ; Temnikov, P. ; Terzić, T. ; Tescaro, D. ; Teshima, M. ; Thaele, J. ; Tibolla, O. ; Torres, D. F. ; Toyama, T. ; Treves, A. ; Uellenbeck, M. ; Vogler, P. ; Wagner, R. M. ; Zanin, R. ; Bogosavljevic, M. ; Ioannou, Z. ; Mauche, C. W. ; Palaiologou, E. V. ; Pérez-Torres, M. A. ; Tuominen, T. / MAGIC search for vhe γ-ray emission from ae aquarii in a multiwavelength context. In: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 2014 ; Vol. 568.
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abstract = "Context. It has been claimed that the nova-like cataclysmic variable AE Aquarii (AE Aqr) is a very-high-energy (VHE, E>100 GeV) source both on observational and theoretical grounds. Aims. We search for VHE-ray emission from AE Aqr during different states of the source at several wavelengths to confirm or rule out previous claims of detection of and-ray emission from this object. Methods. We report on observations of AE Aqr performed by MAGIC. The source was observed during 12 h as part of a multiwavelength campaign carried out between May and June 2012 covering the optical, X-ray, and γ-ray ranges. Besides MAGIC, the other facilities involved were the KVA, Skinakas, and Vidojevica telescopes in the optical and Swift in X-rays. We calculated integral upper limits coincident with different states of the source in the optical. We computed upper limits to the pulsed emission limiting the signal region to 30{\%} of the phaseogram and we also searched for pulsed emission at different frequencies applying the Rayleigh test. Results. AE Aqr was not detected at VHEs during the multiwavelength campaign. We establish integral upper limits at the 95{\%} confidence level for the steady emission assuming the differential flux proportional to a power-law function dφ/dE-and, with a Crab-like photon spectral index of and = 2.6. The upper limit above 200 GeV is 6.4 and times; 10-12 cm-2 s-1 and above 1 TeV is 7.4 × 10-13 cm-2 s-1. We obtained an upper limit for the pulsed emission of 2.6 × 10-12 cm -2s-1 for energies above 200 GeV. Applying the Rayleigh test for pulsed emission at different frequencies we did not find any significant signal. Conclusions. Our results indicate that AE Aqr is not a VHE γ-ray emitter at the level of emission previously claimed. We have established the most constraining upper limits for the VHE γ-ray emission of AE Aqr.",
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T1 - MAGIC search for vhe γ-ray emission from ae aquarii in a multiwavelength context

AU - Aleksić, J.

AU - Ansoldi, S.

AU - Antonelli, L. A.

AU - Antoranz, P.

AU - Babic, A.

AU - Bangale, P.

AU - Barrio, J. A.

AU - Becerra González, J.

AU - Bednarek, W.

AU - Bernardini, E.

AU - Biasuzzi, B.

AU - Biland, A.

AU - Blanch, O.

AU - Bonnefoy, S.

AU - Bonnoli, G.

AU - Borracci, F.

AU - Bretz, T.

AU - Carmona, E.

AU - Carosi, A.

AU - Colin, P.

AU - Colombo, E.

AU - Contreras, J. L.

AU - Cortina, J.

AU - Covino, S.

AU - Da Vela, P.

AU - Dazzi, F.

AU - De Angelis, A.

AU - De Caneva, G.

AU - De Lotto, B.

AU - De Oña Wilhelmi, E.

AU - Delgado Mendez, C.

AU - Doert, M.

AU - Dominis Prester, D.

AU - Dorner, D.

AU - Doro, M.

AU - Einecke, S.

AU - Eisenacher, D.

AU - Elsaesser, D.

AU - Fonseca, M. V.

AU - Font, L.

AU - Frantzen, K.

AU - Fruck, C.

AU - Galindo, D.

AU - García López, R. J.

AU - Garczarczyk, M.

AU - Garrido Terrats, D.

AU - Gaug, M.

AU - Godinović, N.

AU - González Muñoz, A.

AU - Gozzini, S. R.

AU - Hadasch, D.

AU - Hanabata, Y.

AU - Hayashida, M.

AU - Herrera, J.

AU - Hildebrand, D.

AU - Hose, J.

AU - Hrupec, D.

AU - Idec, W.

AU - Kadenius, V.

AU - Kellermann, H.

AU - Kodani, K.

AU - Konno, Y.

AU - Krause, J.

AU - Kubo, H.

AU - Kushida, J.

AU - La Barbera, A.

AU - Lelas, D.

AU - Lewandowska, N.

AU - Lindfors, E.

AU - Lombardi, S.

AU - López, M.

AU - López-Coto, R.

AU - López-Oramas, A.

AU - Lorenz, E.

AU - Lozano, I.

AU - Makariev, M.

AU - Mallot, K.

AU - Maneva, G.

AU - Mankuzhiyil, N.

AU - Mannheim, K.

AU - Maraschi, L.

AU - Marcote, B.

AU - Mariotti, M.

AU - Martínez, M.

AU - Mazin, D.

AU - Menzel, U.

AU - Miranda, J. M.

AU - Mirzoyan, R.

AU - Moralejo, A.

AU - Munar-Adrover, P.

AU - Nakajima, D.

AU - Niedzwiecki, A.

AU - Nilsson, K.

AU - Nishijima, K.

AU - Noda, K.

AU - Nowak, N.

AU - Orito, R.

AU - Overkemping, A.

AU - Paiano, S.

AU - Palatiello, M.

AU - Paneque, D.

AU - Paoletti, R.

AU - Paredes, J. M.

AU - Paredes-Fortuny, X.

AU - Persic, M.

AU - Prada Moroni, P. G.

AU - Prandini, E.

AU - Preziuso, S.

AU - Puljak, I.

AU - Reinthal, R.

AU - Rhode, W.

AU - Ribó, M.

AU - Rico, J.

AU - Rodriguez Garcia, J.

AU - Rügamer, S.

AU - Saggion, A.

AU - Saito, T.

AU - Saito, K.

AU - Satalecka, K.

AU - Scalzotto, V.

AU - Scapin, V.

AU - Schultz, C.

AU - Schweizer, T.

AU - Sillanpää, A.

AU - Sitarek, J.

AU - Snidaric, I.

AU - Sobczynska, D.

AU - Spanier, F.

AU - Stamatescu, V.

AU - Stamerra, A.

AU - Steinbring, T.

AU - Storz, J.

AU - Strzys, M.

AU - Takalo, L.

AU - Takami, H.

AU - Tavecchio, F.

AU - Temnikov, P.

AU - Terzić, T.

AU - Tescaro, D.

AU - Teshima, M.

AU - Thaele, J.

AU - Tibolla, O.

AU - Torres, D. F.

AU - Toyama, T.

AU - Treves, A.

AU - Uellenbeck, M.

AU - Vogler, P.

AU - Wagner, R. M.

AU - Zanin, R.

AU - Bogosavljevic, M.

AU - Ioannou, Z.

AU - Mauche, C. W.

AU - Palaiologou, E. V.

AU - Pérez-Torres, M. A.

AU - Tuominen, T.

PY - 2014

Y1 - 2014

N2 - Context. It has been claimed that the nova-like cataclysmic variable AE Aquarii (AE Aqr) is a very-high-energy (VHE, E>100 GeV) source both on observational and theoretical grounds. Aims. We search for VHE-ray emission from AE Aqr during different states of the source at several wavelengths to confirm or rule out previous claims of detection of and-ray emission from this object. Methods. We report on observations of AE Aqr performed by MAGIC. The source was observed during 12 h as part of a multiwavelength campaign carried out between May and June 2012 covering the optical, X-ray, and γ-ray ranges. Besides MAGIC, the other facilities involved were the KVA, Skinakas, and Vidojevica telescopes in the optical and Swift in X-rays. We calculated integral upper limits coincident with different states of the source in the optical. We computed upper limits to the pulsed emission limiting the signal region to 30% of the phaseogram and we also searched for pulsed emission at different frequencies applying the Rayleigh test. Results. AE Aqr was not detected at VHEs during the multiwavelength campaign. We establish integral upper limits at the 95% confidence level for the steady emission assuming the differential flux proportional to a power-law function dφ/dE-and, with a Crab-like photon spectral index of and = 2.6. The upper limit above 200 GeV is 6.4 and times; 10-12 cm-2 s-1 and above 1 TeV is 7.4 × 10-13 cm-2 s-1. We obtained an upper limit for the pulsed emission of 2.6 × 10-12 cm -2s-1 for energies above 200 GeV. Applying the Rayleigh test for pulsed emission at different frequencies we did not find any significant signal. Conclusions. Our results indicate that AE Aqr is not a VHE γ-ray emitter at the level of emission previously claimed. We have established the most constraining upper limits for the VHE γ-ray emission of AE Aqr.

AB - Context. It has been claimed that the nova-like cataclysmic variable AE Aquarii (AE Aqr) is a very-high-energy (VHE, E>100 GeV) source both on observational and theoretical grounds. Aims. We search for VHE-ray emission from AE Aqr during different states of the source at several wavelengths to confirm or rule out previous claims of detection of and-ray emission from this object. Methods. We report on observations of AE Aqr performed by MAGIC. The source was observed during 12 h as part of a multiwavelength campaign carried out between May and June 2012 covering the optical, X-ray, and γ-ray ranges. Besides MAGIC, the other facilities involved were the KVA, Skinakas, and Vidojevica telescopes in the optical and Swift in X-rays. We calculated integral upper limits coincident with different states of the source in the optical. We computed upper limits to the pulsed emission limiting the signal region to 30% of the phaseogram and we also searched for pulsed emission at different frequencies applying the Rayleigh test. Results. AE Aqr was not detected at VHEs during the multiwavelength campaign. We establish integral upper limits at the 95% confidence level for the steady emission assuming the differential flux proportional to a power-law function dφ/dE-and, with a Crab-like photon spectral index of and = 2.6. The upper limit above 200 GeV is 6.4 and times; 10-12 cm-2 s-1 and above 1 TeV is 7.4 × 10-13 cm-2 s-1. We obtained an upper limit for the pulsed emission of 2.6 × 10-12 cm -2s-1 for energies above 200 GeV. Applying the Rayleigh test for pulsed emission at different frequencies we did not find any significant signal. Conclusions. Our results indicate that AE Aqr is not a VHE γ-ray emitter at the level of emission previously claimed. We have established the most constraining upper limits for the VHE γ-ray emission of AE Aqr.

KW - Accretion, accretion disks

KW - Gamma rays: stars

KW - Novae, cataclysmic variables

KW - Radiation mechanisms: non-thermal

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U2 - 10.1051/0004-6361/201424072

DO - 10.1051/0004-6361/201424072

M3 - Article

VL - 568

JO - Astronomy and Astrophysics

JF - Astronomy and Astrophysics

SN - 0004-6361

M1 - 124

ER -