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Type: Journal article
Title: Exploring a SNR/molecular cloud association within HESS J1745-303
Author: Aharonian, F.
Akhperjanian, A.
Barres de Almaida, U.
Bazer-Bachi, A.
Behera, B.
Beilicke, M.
Benbow, W.
Bernlohr, K.
Boisson, C.
Bolz, O.
Borrel, V.
Braun, I.
Brion, E.
Brown, A.
Buhler, R.
Bulik, T.
Busching, I.
Boutelier, T.
Carrigan, S.
Chadwick, P.
et al.
Citation: Astronomy and Astrophysics: a European journal, 2008; 483(2):509-517
Publisher: E D P Sciences
Issue Date: 2008
ISSN: 0004-6361
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F. Aharonian ... G. Rowell ... et al.
Abstract: Aims. HESS J1745-303 is an extended, unidentified VHE (very high energy) gamma-ray source discovered using HESS in the Galactic Plane Survey. Since no obvious counterpart has previously been found in longer-wavelength data, the processes that power the VHE emission are not well understood. Methods. Combining the latest VHE data with recent XMM-Newton observations and a variety of source catalogs and lower-energy survey data, we attempt to match (from an energetic and positional standpoint) the various parts of the emission of HESS J1745-303 with possible candidates. Results. Though no single counterpart is found to fully explain the VHE emission, we postulate that at least a fraction of the VHE source may be explained by a supernova-remnant/molecular-cloud association and/or a high-spin-down-flux pulsar.
Keywords: gamma rays: observations
X-rays: general
Galaxy: general
ISM: cosmic rays
ISM: clouds
Rights: Copyright © ESO 2008
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20079230
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