Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 458, 2813-2835 (2016/May-3)
ISM gas studies towards the TeV PWN HESS J1825-137 and northern region.
VOISIN F., ROWELL G., BURTON M.G., WALSH A., FUKUI Y. and AHARONIAN F.
Abstract (from CDS):
HESS J1825-137 is a pulsar wind nebula (PWN) whose TeV emission extends across ∼1 . Its large asymmetric shape indicates that its progenitor supernova interacted with a molecular cloud located in the north of the PWN as detected by previous CO Galactic survey (e.g. Lemiere, Terrier & Djannati-Atai). Here, we provide a detailed picture of the interstellar medium (ISM) towards the region north of HESS J1825-137, with the analysis of the dense molecular gas from our 7 and 12 mm Mopra survey and the more diffuse molecular gas from the Nanten CO(1-0) and GRS 13CO(1-0) surveys. Our focus is the possible association between HESS J1825-137 and the unidentified TeV source to the north, HESS J1826-130. We report several dense molecular regions whose kinematic distance matched the dispersion measured distance of the pulsar. Among them, the dense molecular gas located at (RA, Dec.)=(18h421h,-13282) shows enhanced turbulence and we suggest that the velocity structure in this region may be explained by a cloud-cloud collision scenario. Furthermore, the presence of a H α rim may be the first evidence of the progenitor supernova remnant (SNR) of the pulsar PSR J1826-1334 as the distance between the H α rim and the TeV source matched with the predicted SNR radius RSNR ∼ 120 pc. From our ISM study, we identify a few plausible origins of the HESS J1826-130 emission, including the progenitor SNR of PSR J1826-1334 and the PWN G018.5-0.4 powered by PSR J1826-1256. A deeper TeV study however, is required to fully identify the origin of this mysterious TeV source.
© 2016 The Authors Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society
molecular data - pulsars: individual: PSR J1826-1334 - ISM: clouds - cosmic rays - gamma-rays: ISM
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