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V404 Cygni with Fermi-LAT

Harvey, Max; Rulten, Cameron B; Chadwick, Paula M

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Max Harvey


We revisit the well-studied outburst of the low-mass X-ray binary (LMXB) system V404 Cygni, and claims of γ-ray excesses observed with the Fermi-LAT instrument. Upon analysing an 11.5 yr data set with the 8-yr LAT point source catalogue and 8-yr background models, we find no evidence to suggest that there is high energy γ-ray emission during the outburst period (or at any other time) from V404 Cygni. This is due to the proximity of V404 Cygni to the γ-ray emitting blazar B2023+336, a luminous source approximately 0.3○ away, which causes source confusion at the position of V404 Cygni, the luminous γ-ray background, and the use of older background models and catalogues in previous studies.


Harvey, M., Rulten, C. B., & Chadwick, P. M. (2021). V404 Cygni with Fermi-LAT. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 506(4), 6029-6038.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jul 18, 2021
Online Publication Date Jul 22, 2021
Publication Date 2021-10
Deposit Date Oct 29, 2021
Publicly Available Date Nov 10, 2021
Journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Print ISSN 0035-8711
Electronic ISSN 1365-2966
Publisher Royal Astronomical Society
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 506
Issue 4
Pages 6029-6038
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This article has been accepted for publication in Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. ©: 2021 The Author(s). Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.

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