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2007ApJ...662..517F - Astrophys. J., 662, 517-524 (2007/June-2)

XMM-Newton observations reveal the X-ray counterpart of the very high energy gamma-ray source HESS J1640-465.

FUNK S., HINTON J.A., PUHLHOFER G., AHARONIAN F.A., HOFMANN W., REIMER O. and WAGNER S.

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We present X-ray observations of the as of yet unidentified very high energy (VHE) γ-ray source HESS J1640-465 with the aim of establishing a counterpart of this source in the keV energy range, and identifying the mechanism responsible for the VHE emission. The 21.8 ks XMM-Newton observation of HESS J1640-465 in 2005 September represents a significant improvement in sensitivity and angular resolution over previous ASCA studies in this region. These new data show a hard-spectrum X-ray-emitting object at the centroid of the H.E.S.S. source, within the shell of the radio supernova remnant (SNR) G338.3-0.0. This object is consistent with the position and flux previously measured by both ASCA and Swift XRT, but is now shown to be significantly extended. We argue that this object is very likely the counterpart to HESS J1640-465, and that both objects may represent the pulsar wind nebula of an as of yet undiscovered pulsar associated with G338.3-0.0.

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Journal keyword(s): Gamma Rays: Observations - ISM: individual (3EG J1639-4702) - ISM: individual (AX J1640.7-4632) - ISM: individual (G338.3-0.0) - ISM: individual (HESS J1640-465) - ISM: Supernova Remnants - X-Rays: General

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