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IceCube-59: Search for point sources using muon events (released 19 Jun 2015)

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Introduction

A search for neutrino point sources using 3 years of IceCube data, including the 59-string configuration (May 2009 - May 2010), was performed. An all-sky scan was performed to look for spatial clustering of a fitting for the flux level and the spectral index. No significant hotspots were found. For more information on the likelihood analysis and the event selection, see the paper reference below.

Search for Time-Independent Neutrino Emission from Astrophysical Sources with 3 years of IceCube Data, Astrophysical Journal 779 (2013) 132. DOI:10.1088/0004-637X/779/2/132

Read also the paper on the arXiv.

Data release

The final 107,569 muon events for the IC59 data set are tabulated in ASCII format:

IceCube-59: Search for point sources using muon events

Included in the data are the declination, right ascension, time, estimated energy deposition in log10, and the estimated angular uncertainty. Please cite this data as:

Search for time-independent neutrino emission from astrophysical sources with 3 years of IceCube data IceCube Collaboration (M.G. Aartsen et al.). Jul 25, 2013. 41 pp. e-Print: http://arxiv.org/abs/1307.6669 [astro-ph.HE]

Other IceCube related data, IceCube-40 String Data.

For any questions about this data release, please write to data@icecube.wisc.edu