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2006A&A...456..245A - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 456, 245-251 (2006/9-2)

Discovery of the two ``wings'' of the Kookaburra complex in VHE γ-rays with HESS.

AHARONIAN F., AKHPERJANIAN A.G., BAZER-BACHI A.R., BEILICKE M., BENBOW W., BERGE D., BERNLOEHR K., BOISSON C., BOLZ O., BORREL V., BRAUN I., BROWN A.M., BUEHLER R., BUESCHING I., CARRIGAN S., CHADWICK P.M., CHOUNET L.-M., CORNILS R., COSTAMANTE L., DEGRANGE B., DICKINSON H.J., DJANNATI-ATAIE A., DRURY L.O'C., DUBUS G., EGBERTS K., EMMANOULOPOULOS D., ESPIGAT P., FEINSTEIN F., FERRERO E., FIASSON A., FONTAINE G., FUNK S., FUESSLING M., GALLANT Y.A., GIEBELS B., GLICENSTEIN J.F., GORET P., HADJICHRISTIDIS C., HAUSER D., HAUSER M., HEINZELMANN G., HENRI G., HERMANN G., HINTON J.A., HOFFMANN A., HOFMANN W., HOLLERAN M., HORNS D., JACHOLKOWSKA A., DE JAGER O.C., KENDZIORRA E., KHELIFI B., KOMIN N., KONOPELKO A., KOSACK K., LATHAM I.J., LE GALLOU R., LEMIERE A., LEMOINE-GOUMARD M., LOHSE T., MARTIN J.M., MARTINEAU-HUYNH O., MARCOWITH A., MASTERSON C., MAURIN G., McCOMB T.J.L., DE NAUROIS M., NEDBAL D., NOLAN S.J., NOUTSOS A., ORFORD K.J., OSBORNE J.L., OUCHRIF M., PANTER M., PELLETIER G., PITA S., PUEHLHOFER G., PUNCH M., RAUBENHEIMER B.C., RAUE M., RAYNER S.M., REIMER A., REIMER O., RIPKEN J., ROB L., ROLLAND L., ROWELL G., SAHAKIAN V., SANTANGELO A., SAUGE L., SCHLENKER S., SCHLICKEISER R., SCHROEDER R., SCHWANKE U., SCHWARZBURG S., SHALCHI A., SOL H., SPANGLER D., SPANIER F., STEENKAMP R., STEGMANN C., SUPERINA G., TAVERNET J.-P., TERRIER R., THEORET C.G., TLUCZYKONT M., VAN ELDIK C., VASILEIADIS G., VENTER C., VINCENT P., VOELK H.J., WAGNER S.J. and WARD M.

Abstract (from CDS):

Search for Very High Energy γ-ray emission in the Kookaburra complex through observations with the HESS array. Stereoscopic imaging of Cherenkov light emission of the γ-ray showers in the atmosphere is used for the reconstruction and selection of the events to search for γ-ray signals. Their spectrum is derived by a forward-folding maximum likelihood fit. Two extended γ-ray sources with an angular (68%) radius of 3.3-3.4' are discovered at high (>13σ) statistical significance: HESS J1420-607 and HESS J1418-609. They exhibit a flux above 1TeV of (2.97±0.18stat±0.60sys)x10–12 and (2.17±0.17stat±0.43sys)x10–12cm–2/s, respectively, and similar hard photon indices ∼2.2. Multi-wavelength comparisons show spatial coincidence with the wings of the Kookaburra. Two pulsar wind nebulae candidates, K3/PSR J1420-6048 and the Rabbit, lie on the edge of the HESS sources. The two new sources confirm the non-thermal nature of at least parts of the two radio wings which overlap with the γ-ray emission and establish their connection with the two X-ray pulsar wind nebulae candidates. Given the large point spread function of EGRET, the unidentified source(s) 3EG J1420-6038/GeV J1417-6100 could possibly be related to either or both HESS sources. The most likely explanation for the Very High Energy γ-rays discovered by HESS is inverse Compton emission of accelerated electrons on the Cosmic Microwave Background near the two candidate pulsar wind nebulae, K3/PSR J1420-6048 and the Rabbit. Two scenarios which could lead to the observed large (∼10pc) offset-nebula type morphologies are briefly discussed.

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Journal keyword(s): ISM: general - gamma rays: observations - radiation mechanisms: non-thermal

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