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ID: 522338.0, MPI für Kernphysik / High-Energy Astrophysics
Detection of very-high-energy gamma-ray emission from the vicinity of PSR B1706-44 with H.E.S.S
Authors:Hoppe, Stefan; de Ona-Wilhelmi, Emma; Khelifi, B.; Chaves, Ryan; de Jager, O.; Stegmann, C.; Terrier, R.
Language:English
Corporate body:for the Hess Collaboration
Research Context:hess
Name of Conference/Meeting:31th International Cosmic Ray Conference
Place of Conference/Meeting:Lodz, Poland
(Start) Date of Conference/Meeting
 (YYYY-MM-DD):
2009-07-07
End Date of Conference/Meeting 
 (YYYY-MM-DD):
2009-07-15
Audience:Experts Only
Abstract / Description:The energetic pulsar PSR B1706-44 and the adjacent supernova remnant (SNR) candidate G 343.1-2.3 were observed by H.E.S.S. during a dedicated observational campaign in 2007. A new source of very-high-energy (VHE; E > 100 GeV) gamma-ray emission, HESS J1708-443, was discovered with its centroid at RA(J2000) = 17h08m10s and Dec(J2000) = -44d21', with a statistical error of 3 arcmin on each axis. The VHE gamma-ray source is significantly more extended than the H.E.S.S. point-spread function, with an intrinsic Gaussian width of 0.29 +/- 0.04 deg. Its energy spectrum can be described by a power law with a photon index Gamma = 2.0 +/- 0.1 (stat) +/- 0.2 (sys). The integral flux measured between 1-10 TeV is ~17% of the Crab Nebula flux in the same energy range. The possible associations with PSR B1706-44 and SNR G343.1-2.3 are discussed.
Free Keywords:gamma-ray, Hess
Document Type:Talk at Event
Affiliations:MPI für Kernphysik/Group of W. Hofmann/Experimental High-Energy Astrophysics (M. Panter, G. Hermann)
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