2008A&A...488..219A


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2008A&A...488..219A - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 488, 219-223 (2008/9-2)

HESS upper limits for Kepler's supernova remnant.

AHARONIAN F., AKHPERJANIAN A.G., BARRES DE ALMEIDA U., BAZER-BACHI A.R., BEHERA B., BEILICKE M., BENBOW W., BERGE D., BERNLOEHR K., BOISSON C., BOLZ O., BORREL V., BRAUN I., BRION E., BRUCKER J., BUEHLER R., BULIK T., BUESCHING I., BOUTELIER T., CARRIGAN S., CHADWICK P.M., CHOUNET L.-M., CLAPSON A.C., COIGNET G., CORNILS R., COSTAMANTE L., DALTON M., DEGRANGE B., DICKINSON H.J., DJANNATI-ATAIE A., DOMAINKO W., DRURY L.O'C., DUBOIS F., DUBUS G., DYKS J., EGBERTS K., EMMANOULOPOULOS D., ESPIGAT P., FARNIER C., FEINSTEIN F., FIASSON A., FOERSTER A., FONTAINE G., FUESSLING M., GALLANT Y.A., GIEBELS B., GLICENSTEIN J.F., GLUECK B., GORET P., HADJICHRISTIDIS C., HAUSER D., HAUSER M., HEINZELMANN G., HENRI G., HERMANN G., HINTON J.A., HOFFMANN A., HOFMANN W., HOLLERAN M., HOPPE S., HORNS D., JACHOLKOWSKA A., DE JAGER O.C., JUNG I., KATARZYNSKI K., KENDZIORRA E., KERSCHHAGGL M., KHELIFI B., KEOGH D., KOMIN N., KOSACK K., LAMANNA G., LATHAM I.J., LEMOINE-GOUMARD M., LENAIN J.-P., LOHSE T., MARTIN J.M., MARTINEAU-HUYNH O., MARCOWITH A., MASTERSON C., MAURIN D., McCOMB T.J.L., MODERSKI R., MOULIN E., NAUMANN-GODO M., DE NAUROIS M., NEDBAL D., NEKRASSOV D., NOLAN S.J., OHM S., OLIVE J.-P., DE ONA WILHELMI E., ORFORD K.J., OSBORNE J.L., OSTROWSKI M., PANTER M., PEDALETTI G., PELLETIER G., PETRUCCI P.-O., PITA S., PUEHLHOFER G., PUNCH M., QUIRRENBACH A., RAUBENHEIMER B.C., RAUE M., RAYNER S.M., RENAUD M., RIPKEN J., ROB L., ROSIER-LEES S., ROWELL G., RUDAK B., RUPPEL J., SAHAKIAN V., SANTANGELO A., SCHLICKEISER R., SCHOECK F.M., SCHROEDER R., SCHWANKE U., SCHWARZBURG S., SCHWEMMER S., SHALCHI A., SOL H., SPANGLER D., STAWARZ L., STEENKAMP R., STEGMANN C., SUPERINA G., TAM P.H., TAVERNET J.-P., TERRIER R., VAN ELDIK C., VASILEIADIS G., VENTER C., VIALLE J.P., VINCENT P., VIVIER M., VOELK H.J., VOLPE F., WAGNER S.J., WARD M., ZDZIARSKI A.A. and ZECH A.

Abstract (from CDS):

Observations of Kepler's supernova remnant (G4.5+6.8) with the HESS telescope array in 2004 and 2005 with a total live time of 13 h are presented. Stereoscopic imaging of Cherenkov radiation from extensive air showers is used to reconstruct the energy and direction of the incident gamma rays. No evidence for a very high energy (VHE: >100GeV) gamma-ray signal from the direction of the remnant is found. An upper limit (99% confidence level) on the energy flux in the range 230GeV-12.8TeV of 8.6x10^-13erg/cm2/s is obtained. In the context of an existing theoretical model for the remnant, the lack of a detectable gamma-ray flux implies a distance of at least 6.4 kpc. A corresponding upper limit for the density of the ambient matter of 0.7cm–3 is derived. With this distance limit, and assuming a spectral index Γ=2, the total energy in accelerated protons is limited to Ep<8.6x1049erg. In the synchrotron/inverse Compton framework, extrapolating the power law measured by RXTE between 10 and 20keV down in energy, the predicted gamma-ray flux from inverse Compton scattering is below the measured upper limit for magnetic field values greater than 52µG.

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Journal keyword(s): gamma rays: observations - ISM: supernova remnants - ISM: individual objects: Kepler's SNR, SN1604, G4.5+6.8

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Simbad objects: 2

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N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
RA
ICRS (J2000)
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Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2020
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1 NAME Kepler SNR Rad 17 30 35.976 -21 28 56.23           ~ 707 4
2 NAME Gal Center reg 17 45 40.04 -29 00 28.1           ~ 11311 0

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