Bonn 2010 – wissenschaftliches Programm

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T: Fachverband Teilchenphysik

T 93: Gammaastronomie II

T 93.4: Vortrag

Dienstag, 16. März 2010, 17:35–17:50, HG XVII

Supernova Remnants in the Gamma-Ray Sky as seen with H.E.S.S. — •Anne Bochow, Andreas Förster, Christoph Deil, and Werner Hofmann — Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, Heidelberg

Recent advances in the instrumentation to observe Very-High Energy (VHE) gamma rays have made the discovery of numerous sources possible. About 100 VHE gamma-ray sources are known at date, many of them discovered in the Galactic Plane survey of H.E.S.S., an array of imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes in Namibia. Of these galactic H.E.S.S. sources, up to 15 show spatial coincidence with supernova remnants (SNRs). For a catalog of SNRs visible in Radio in the central Milky Way, we compare VHE gamma-ray flux predictions, based on SNR parameters, to H.E.S.S. measurements. In a statistical comparison we study how the probability to detect an SNR as VHE gamma-ray source with H.E.S.S. depends on its properties.

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