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AGILE detects the new gamma-ray source AGL J0134-3340

ATel #7539; G. Piano (INAF/IAPS), F. Verrecchia, F. Lucarelli, and C. Pittori (ASDC and INAF/OAR), M. Tavani (INAF/IAPS, and Univ. Roma Tor Vergata), A. Bulgarelli, V. Fioretti (INAF/IASF-Bo), E. Striani (INFN Torino and INAF/IAPS), S. Vercellone (INAF/IASF-Pa), I. Donnarumma (INAF/IAPS), M. Cardillo (INAF/OA-Arcetri and INAF/IAPS), F. Gianotti, M. Trifoglio (INAF/IASF-Bo), A. Giuliani, S. Mereghetti, P. Caraveo, F. Perotti (INAF/IASF-Mi), A. Chen (Wits University), A. Argan, E. Costa, E. Del Monte, Y. Evangelista, M. Feroci, F. Lazzarotto, I. Lapshov, L. Pacciani, P. Soffitta, S. Sabatini, V. Vittorini (INAF/IAPS), G. Pucella, M. Rapisarda (ENEA-Frascati), G. Di Cocco, F. Fuschino, M. Galli, C. Labanti, M. Marisaldi (INAF/IASF-Bo), A. Pellizzoni, M. Pilia, A. Trois (INAF/OA-Cagliari), G. Barbiellini, E. Vallazza (INFN Trieste), F. Longo (Univ. Trieste and INFN Trieste), A. Morselli, P. Picozza (INFN and Univ. Roma Tor Vergata), M. Prest (Univ. dell'Insubria), P. Lipari, D. Zanello (INFN and Univ. Roma Sapienza), P. W. Cattaneo, A. Rappoldi (INFN Pavia), S. Colafrancesco (INAF/OAR and Wits University), N. Parmiggiani (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia), A. Ferrari (Univ. Torino and CIFS), P. Giommi (ASDC), L. Salotti, G. Valentini, and F. D'Amico (ASI)
on 20 May 2015; 13:30 UT
Credential Certification: Giovanni Piano (giovanni.piano@iaps.inaf.it)

Subjects: Gamma Ray, >GeV, Transient

AGILE detected gamma-ray emission above 100 MeV from the source AGL J0134-3340 in a region containing the radio source PKS 0133-332, with coordinates R.A., Dec.: 24.229292, -34.042444 deg, J2000; (Wright, A. and Otrupcek, R. (1990)).

Integrating from 2015-05-14 02:48 UT to 2015-05-16 02:48 UT, a preliminary maximum likelihood analysis yields a detection near 6 sigma and a flux F(E>100 MeV)=(2.8 +/- 0.9) x 10^-6 ph cm^-2 s^-1, at Galactic coordinates (l, b) = (251.04,-78.76) +/- 0.7 deg (95% stat. c.l.) +/- 0.1 deg (syst.) (R.A., Dec: 23.478, -33.663 deg,(J2000)).

This measurement was obtained with AGILE observing a large portion of the sky in spinning mode. Multifrequency observations of PKS 0133-332 are strongly encouraged.