AAS 201st Meeting, January, 2003
Session 98. AGNs, Black Holes, and Quasars
Oral, Wednesday, January 8, 2003, 10:00-11:30am, 616-617

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[98.02D] STACEE Observations of Markarian 421 During the 2001 Flare

L.M. Boone (Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics), STACEE Collaboration

STACEE (the Solar Tower Atmospheric Cherenkov Effect Experiment) is a ground based gamma-ray observatory that uses a solar research facility to detect atmospheric Cherenkov radiation from gamma-ray initiated extensive air-showers. Its design allows STACEE to operate into the gamma-ray regime left unexplored by previous techniques. In early 2001, STACEE was used to observe the AGN Markarian 421, which was in an extremely active state. This presentation is a discussion of these observations, which represent the lowest energy gamma-ray detection of this flare by a ground based experiment.

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