HESS J1741-302: a hidden accelerator in the Galactic plane

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Author(s): Abdalla H, Abramowski A, Aharonian F, Benkhali FA, Angüner EO, Arakawa M, Armand C, Arrieta M, Backes M, Balzer A, Barnard M, Becherini Y, Tjus JB, Berge D, Bernhard S, Bernlöhr K, Blackwell R, Böttcher M, Boisson C, Bolmont J, Bonnefoy S, Bordas P, Bregeon J, Brun F, Brun P, Bryan M, Büchele M, Bulik T, Capasso M, Caroff S, Carosi A, Casanova S, Cerruti M, Chakraborty N, Chaves RC, Chen A, Chevalier J, Colafrancesco S, Condon B, Conrad J, Davids ID, Decock J, Deil C, Devin J, Dewilt P, Dirson L, Djannati-Ataï A, Donath A, O'Cdrury L, Dyks J, Edwards T, Egberts K, Emery G, Ernenwein JP, Eschbach S, Farnier C, Fegan S, Fernandes MV, Fiasson A, Fontaine G, Funk S, Fussling M, Gabici S, Gallant YA, Garrigoux T, Gaté F, Giavitto G, Glawion D, Glicenstein JF, Gottschall D, Grondin MH, Hahn J, Haupt M, Hawkes J, Heinzelmann G, Henri G, Hermann G, Hinton JA, Hofmann W, Hoischen C, Holch TL, Holler M, Horns D, Ivascenko A, Iwasaki H, Jacholkowska A, Jamrozy M, Jankowsky D, Jankowsky F, Jingo M, Jouvin L, Jung-Richardt I, Kastendieck MA, Katarzyński K, Katsuragawa M, Katz U, Kerszberg D, Khangulyan D, Khélifi B, King J, Klepser S, Klochkov D, Kluźniak W, Komin N, Kosack K, Krakau S, Kraus M, Krüger PP, Laffon H, Lamanna G, Lau J, Lefaucheur J, Lemière A, Lemoine-Goumard M, Lenain JP, Leser E, Lohse T, Lorentz M, Liu R, López-Coto R, Lypova I, Malyshev D, Marandon V, Marcowith A, Mariaud C, Marx R, Maurin G, Maxted N, Mayer M, Meintjes PJ, Meyer M, Mitchell AM, Moderski R, Mohamed M, Mohrmann L, Morå K, Moulin E, Murach T, Nakashima S, De Naurois M, Ndiyavala H, Niederwanger F, Niemiec J, Oakes L, O'Brien P, Odaka H, Ohm S, Ostrowski M, Oya I, Padovani M, Panter M, Parsons RD, Pekeur NW, Pelletier G, Perennes C, Petrucci PO, Peyaud B, Piel Q, Pita S, Poireau V, Prokhorov DA, Prokoph H, Pühlhofer G, Punch M, Quirrenbach A, Raab S, Rauth R, Reimer A, Reimer O, Renaud M, De Los Reyes R, Rieger F, Rinchiuso L, Romoli C, Rowell G, Rudak B, Rulten CB, Sahakian V, Saito S, Sanchez DA, Santangelo A, Sasaki M, Schlickeiser R, Schüssler F, Schulz A, Schwanke U, Schwemmer S, Seglar-Arroyo M, Seyffert AS, Shafi N, Shilon I, Shiningayamwe K, Simoni R, Sol H, Spanier F, Spir-Jacob M, Stawarz L, Steenkamp R, Stegmann C, Steppa C, Sushch I, Takahashi T, Tavernet JP, Tavernier T, Taylor AM, Terrier R, Tibaldo L, Tiziani D, Tluczykont M, Trichard C, Tsirou M, Tsuji N, Tuffs R, Uchiyama Y, Van Der Walt DJ, van Eldik C, Van Rensburg C, Van Soelen B, Vasileiadis G, Veh J, Venter C, Viana A, Vincent P, Vink J, Voisin F, Völk HJ, Vuillaume T, Wadiasingh Z, Wagner SJ, Wagner P, Wagner RM, White R, Wierzcholska A, Willmann P, Wörnlein A, Wouters D, Yang R, Zaborov D, Zacharias M, Zanin R, Zdziarski AA, Zech A, Zefi F, Ziegler A, Zorn J, Żywucka N
Journal: Astronomy & Astrophysics
Publisher: EDP SCIENCES S A
Publication year: 2018
Volume: 612
ISSN: 1432-0746


Abstract

The H.E.S.S. Collaboration has discovered a new very high energy (VHE, E > 0.1 TeV) gamma-ray source, HESS J1741-302, located in the Galactic plane. Despite several attempts to constrain its nature, no plausible counterpart has been found so far at X-ray and MeV/GeV gamma-ray energies, and the source remains unidentified. An analysis of 145-h of observations of HESS J1741-302 at VHEs has revealed a steady and relatively weak TeV source (similar to 1% of the Crab Nebula flux), with a spectral index of Gamma = 2.3 +/- 0.2(stat) +/- 0.2(sys), extending to energies up to 10 TeV without any clear signature of a cut-off. In a hadronic scenario, such a spectrum implies an object with particle acceleration up to energies of several hundred TeV. Contrary to most H.E.S.S. unidentified sources, the angular size of HESS J1741-302 is compatible with the H.E.S.S. point spread function at VHEs, with an extension constrained to be below 0.068 degrees at a 99% confidence level. The gamma-ray emission detected by H.E.S.S. can be explained both within a hadronic scenario, due to collisions of protons with energies of hundreds of TeV with dense molecular clouds, and in a leptonic scenario, as a relic pulsar wind nebula, possibly powered by the middle-aged (20 kyr) pulsar PSR B1737-30. A binary scenario, related to the compact radio source 1LC 358.266+0.038 found to be spatially coincident with the best fit position of HESS J1741-302, is also envisaged.


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Büchele, Matthias
Jung-Richardt, Ira PD Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Physik
Lehrstuhl für Physik
Eschbach, Stefan
Lehrstuhl für Physik
Funk, Stefan Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Physik
Jankowsky, David
Lehrstuhl für Physik
Katz, Uli Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik (Astroteilchenphysik)
Kraus, Manuel
Lehrstuhl für Physik
Mohrmann, Lars Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Physik
Raab, Susanne
Lehrstuhl für Physik
Sasaki, Manami Prof. Dr.
Professur für Multiwellenlängenastronomie
Shilon, Idan
Lehrstuhl für Physik
Tiziani, Domenico
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik (Astroteilchenphysik)
van Eldik, Christopher Prof. Dr.
Professur für Experimentalphysik
Veh, Johannes Dr.
Professur für Experimentalphysik
Willmann, Philipp
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik (Astroteilchenphysik)
Wörnlein, André
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik (Astroteilchenphysik)
Ziegler, Alexander
Professur für Experimentalphysik


How to cite

APA:
Abdalla, H., Abramowski, A., Aharonian, F., Benkhali, F.A., Angüner, E.O., Arakawa, M.,... Żywucka, N. (2018). HESS J1741-302: a hidden accelerator in the Galactic plane. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 612. https://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/201730581

MLA:
Abdalla, H., et al. "HESS J1741-302: a hidden accelerator in the Galactic plane." Astronomy & Astrophysics 612 (2018).

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