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titleStatus of the VHE astronomy with Cherenkov telescopes
Author(eng)de Ona Wilhelmi, Emma
Author Affiliation(eng)Max-Planck-Institut fur Kernphysik
Issue Date2010-02-26
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Publication title宇宙航空研究開発機構特別資料:
JAXA Special Publication: The Energetic Cosmos; from Suzaku to ASTRO-H
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Publication date2010-02-26
AbstractThe field of Very High Energy (VHE, E>100 GeV) gamma-ray astronomy has undergone a major revolution over the last four years, thanks to the results obtained by the new imaging Air Cherenkov Telescopes (IACTs). The latest generation of Cherenkov telescopes, such as H.E.S.S., VERITAS, and MAGIC, has increased the observation energy range from 100 GeV to multi-TeV, which allowed the field to enjoy a period of rapid growth, today boasting a source catalogue containing about 50 emitters of VHE gamma-rays from a variety of classes, including supernova remnants, blazars, pulsars, and microquasars. Other kinds of objects, such as pulsars, galaxy clusters or GRBs, are expected to produce also VHE gamma-rays. Furthermore, a large number of new unidentified sources without obvious counterparts at lower wavelength have been discovered. We will review the latest results published and discuss the most interesting cases.
DescriptionMeeting Information: The 3rd Suzaku international Conference "Energetic Cosmos : from Suzaku to ASTRO-H" (June 29-July 2, 2009. Grand Park Otaru Hotel), Otaru, Hokkaido Japan
Meeting sponsors: The University of Tokyo, The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research, The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Keywordsgamma-ray sources
Document TypeConference Paper
JAXA Category特別資料
Report NoJAXA-SP-09-008E

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