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ID: 281997.0, MPI für Kernphysik / High-Energy Astrophysics
Observation of the shell-type supernova remnant RXJ0852.0-4622 with H.E.S.S.
Authors:Komin, Nukri; Berge, David; Lemoine-Goumard, M.; de Naurois, M.; Schwanke, U.
Language:English
Corporate body:N. Komin for the H.E.S.S. Collaboration
Research Context:Gamma Ray Astronomy
Publisher:Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Place of Publication:Navy Nagar, Colaba, Mumbai, MH-400005
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2005-12
Title of Proceedings:Proceedings of the 29th International Cosmic Ray Conference
Start Page:135
End Page:138
Volume (in Series):10,4
Name of Conference/Meeting:29th International Cosmic Ray Conference
Place of Conference/Meeting:Pune, India
(Start) Date of Conference/Meeting
 (YYYY-MM-DD):
2005-08-03
End Date of Conference/Meeting 
 (YYYY-MM-DD):
2005-08-10
Review Status:not specified
Audience:Experts Only
Abstract / Description:Shell-type supernova remnants are prime candidates for the acceleration of galactic cosmic rays. The detection of TeV γ-ray emission from the shells is believed to be a key to unravelling the underlying acceleration mechanisms. In 2004 and 2005, the shell-type supernova remnant RXJ0852.0-4622 (also called G266.2-1.2)was observed and detected with H.E.S.S., an array of four Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes located in Namibia, dedicated to observations of
γ-rays above 100 GeV. The energy spectrum of the source can
be described by a power law and the integral flux is similar to the flux from the Crab nebula. The emission region is found to be clearly extended, making RX J0852.0-4622 the second shell-type supernova remnant which has been spatially resolved in TeV energies [1]. The morphology of the TeV emission is well correlated with the X-ray morphology. The results of the observations will be presented and possible implications will be discussed.
Free Keywords:Hess
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Conference-Paper
Affiliations:MPI für Kernphysik/Group H. J. Völk/High Energy Astrophysics (F. Aharonian)
MPI für Kernphysik/Group W. Hofmann/Experimental High-Energy Astrophysics (M. Panter, G. Hermann)
External Affiliations:Yerevan Physics Institute, 2 Alikhanian Brothers Street, 375036 Yerevan, Armenia.
Department of Physics, University of Durham, South Road, Durham DH1 3LE, UK.
Centre d'Etude Spatiale des Rayonnements, CNRS/UPS, 9 av. du Colonel Roche, BP 4346, F-31029 Toulouse Cedex 4, France.
Institut für Experimentalphysik, Universität Hamburg, Luruper Chaussee 149, D-22761 Hamburg, Germany.
APC, UMR 7164 du CNRS, 11 Place Marcelin Berthelot, F-75231 Paris Cedex 05, France.
Institut für Physik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Newtonstr. 15, D-12489 Berlin, Germany.
Laboratoire Univers et Théories (LUTH), UMR 8102 du CNRS, Observatoire de Paris, Section de Meudon, F-92195 Meudon Cedex, France.
Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Astroparticules, IN2P3/CNRS, Université Montpellier II, CC 70, Place Eugène Bataillon, F-34095 Montpellier Cedex 5, France.
Laboratoire Leprince-Ringuet, IN2P3/CNRS, Ecole Polytechnique, F-91128 Palaiseau, France.
Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 5 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, Ireland.
Landessternwarte, Königstuhl, D-69117 Heidelberg, Germany.
Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Grenoble, INSU/CNRS, Université Joseph Fourier, BP 53, F-38041 Grenoble Cedex 9, France.
DAPNIA/DSM/CEA, CE Saclay, F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France.
Unit for Space Physics, North-West University, Potchefstroom 2520, South Africa.
Laboratoire de Physique Nucléaire et de Hautes Energies, IN2P3/CNRS, Universités Paris VI & VII, 4 Place Jussieu, F-75252 Paris Cedex 05, France.
Institut für Theoretische Physik, Lehrstuhl IV: Weltraum und Astrophysik, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, D-44780 Bochum, Germany.
Institute of Particle and Nuclear Physics (IPNP), Charles University, V Holesovickach 2, 180 00 Prague 8, Czech Republic.
University of Namibia, Private Bag 13301, Windhoek, Namibia.
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