2012A&A...545A.103H


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2012A&A...545A.103H - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 545A, 103-103 (2012/9-1)

Constraints on the gamma-ray emission from the cluster-scale AGN outburst in the Hydra A galaxy cluster.

HESS COLLABORATION, ABRAMOWSKI A., ACERO F., AHARONIAN F., AKHPERJANIAN A.G., ANTON G., BALENDERAN S., BALZER A., BARNACKA A., BECHERINI Y., BECKER J., BERNLOEHR K., BIRSIN E., BITEAU J., BOCHOW A., BOISSON C., BOLMONT J., BORDAS P., BRUCKER J., BRUN F., BRUN P., BULIK T., BUESCHING I., CARRIGAN S., CASANOVA S., CERRUTI M., CHADWICK P.M., CHARBONNIER A., CHAVES R.C.G., CHEESEBROUGH A., COLOGNA G., CONRAD J., COUTURIER C., DANIEL M.K., DAVIDS I.D., DEGRANGE B., DEIL C., DICKINSON H.J., DJANNATI-ATAIE A., DOMAINKO W., DRURY L.O'C., DUBUS G., DUTSON K., DYKS J., DYRDA M., EGBERTS K., EGER P., ESPIGAT P., FALLON L., FEGAN S., FEINSTEIN F., FERNANDES M.V., FIASSON A., FONTAINE G., FOERSTER A., FUESSLING M., GAJDUS M., GALLANT Y.A., GARRIGOUX T., GAST H., GERARD L., GIEBELS B., GLICENSTEIN J.F., GLUECK B., GOERING D., GRONDIN M.-H., HAEFFNER S., HAGUE J.D., HAHN J., HAMPF D., HARRIS J., HAUSER M., HEINZ S., HEINZELMANN G., HENRI G., HERMANN G., HILLERT A., HINTON J.A., HOFMANN W., HOFVERBERG P., HOLLER M., HORNS D., JACHOLKOWSKA A., JAHN C., JAMROZY M., JUNG I., KASTENDIECK M.A., KATARZYNSKI K., KATZ U., KAUFMANN S., KHELIFI B., KLOCHKOV D., KLUZNIAK W., KNEISKE T., KOMIN NU., KOSACK K., KOSSAKOWSKI R., KRAYZEL F., LAFFON H., LAMANNA G., LENAIN J.-P., LENNARZ D., LOHSE T., LOPATIN A., LU C.-C., MARANDON V., MARCOWITH A., MASBOU J., MAURIN G., MAXTED N., MAYER M., McCOMB T.J.L., MEDINA M.C., MEHAULT J., MODERSKI R., MOHAMED M., MOULIN E., NAUMANN C.L., NAUMANN-GODO M., DE NAUROIS M., NEDBAL D., NEKRASSOV D., NGUYEN N., NICHOLAS B., NIEMIEC J., NOLAN S.J., OHM S., DE ONA WILHELMI E., OPITZ B., OSTROWSKI M., OYA I., PANTER M., PAZ ARRIBAS M., PEKEUR N.W., PELLETIER G., PEREZ J., PETRUCCI P.-O., PEYAUD B., PITA S., PUEHLHOFER G., PUNCH M., QUIRRENBACH A., RAUE M., REIMER A., REIMER O., RENAUD M., DE LOS REYES R., RIEGER F., RIPKEN J., ROB L., ROSIER-LEES S., ROWELL G., RUDAK B., RULTEN C.B., SAHAKIAN V., SANCHEZ D.A., SANTANGELO A., SCHLICKEISER R., SCHULZ A., SCHWANKE U., SCHWARZBURG S., SCHWEMMER S., SHEIDAEI F., SKILTON J.L., SOL H., SPENGLER G., STAWARZ L., STEENKAMP R., STEGMANN C., STINZING F., STYCZ K., SUSHCH I., SZOSTEK A., TAVERNET J.-P., TERRIER R., TLUCZYKONT M., VALERIUS K., VAN ELDIK C., VASILEIADIS G., VENTER C., VIANA A., VINCENT P., VOELK H.J., VOLPE F., VOROBIOV S., VORSTER M., WAGNER S.J., WARD M., WHITE R., WIERZCHOLSKA A., ZACHARIAS M., ZAJCZYK A., ZDZIARSKI A.A., ZECH A., ZECHLIN H.-S. and ALI M.O.

Abstract (from CDS):

In some galaxy clusters, powerful active galactic nuclei (AGN) have blown bubbles with cluster scale extent into the ambient medium. The main pressure support of these bubbles is not known to date, but cosmic rays are a viable possibility. For such a scenario copious gamma-ray emission is expected as a tracer of cosmic rays from these systems. Hydra A, the closest galaxy cluster hosting a cluster scale AGN outburst, located at a redshift of 0.0538, is investigated for being a gamma-ray emitter with the High Energy Stereoscopic System (H.E.S.S.) array and the Fermi Large Area Telescope (Fermi-LAT). Data obtained in 20.2h of dedicated H.E.S.S. observations and 38 months of Fermi-LAT data, gathered by its usual all-sky scanning mode, have been analyzed to search for a gamma-ray signal. No signal has been found in either data set. Upper limits on the gamma-ray flux are derived and are compared to models. These are the first limits on gamma-ray emission ever presented for galaxy clusters hosting cluster scale AGN outbursts. The non-detection of Hydra A in gamma-rays has important implications on the particle populations and physical conditions inside the bubbles in this system. For the case of bubbles mainly supported by hadronic cosmic rays, the most favorable scenario, which involves full mixing between cosmic rays and embedding medium, can be excluded. However, hadronic cosmic rays still remain a viable pressure support agent to sustain the bubbles against the thermal pressure of the ambient medium. The largest population of highly-energetic electrons, which are relevant for inverse-Compton gamma-ray production is found in the youngest inner lobes of Hydra A. The limit on the inverse-Compton gamma-ray flux excludes a magnetic field below half of the equipartition value of 16µG in the inner lobes.

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Journal keyword(s): gamma rays: galaxies: clusters - galaxies: clusters: individual: Hydra A - galaxies: active

Simbad objects: 11

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Number of rows : 11

N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
RA
ICRS (J2000)
DEC
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2020
#notes
1 ACO 426 ClG 03 19 47.2 +41 30 47           ~ 1893 1
2 3C 84 Sy2 03 19 48.1597607660 +41 30 42.114155434   13.10 12.48 11.09   ~ 3468 3
3 ACO S 373 ClG 03 38 30 -35 27.3           ~ 1494 0
4 ZwCl 0735+7421 ClG 07 41 40.3 +74 14 58     17.70     ~ 207 0
5 NAME Hya A LIN 09 18 05.651 -12 05 43.99   14.38 14.8     ~ 885 1
6 ACO 780 ClG 09 18 30 -12 15.7           ~ 420 0
7 NAME Vir I ClG 12 26 32.1 +12 43 24   10.00 8.49     ~ 5667 0
8 ACO 1656 ClG 12 59 48.7 +27 58 50           ~ 4113 2
9 NAME Centaurus A Sy2 13 25 27.61509104 -43 01 08.8056025   8.18 6.84 6.66   ~ 3904 3
10 NGC 6251 Sy2 16 32 31.96990024 +82 32 16.3999540 15.24 14.66 12.89 7.62   ~ 645 0
11 NAME Hercules A BiC 16 51 08.024 +04 59 34.91     18.25     ~ 426 1

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