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HESS observations of the supernova remnant RCW 86

Abstract : The shell-type supernova remnant (SNR) RCW 86 - possibly associated with the historical supernova SN 185 - was observed during the past three years with the High Energy Stereoscopic System (H.E.S.S.), an array of four atmospheric-Cherenkov telescopes located in Namibia. The multi-wavelength properties of RCW 86, e.g. weak radio emission and North-East X-ray emission almost entirely consisting of synchroton radiation, resemble those of two very-high energy (VHE; > 100 GeV) gamma-ray emitting SNRs RX J1713.7-3946 and RX J0852-4622. The H.E.S.S. observations reveal a new extended source of VHE gamma-ray emission.The morphological and spectral properties of this new source will be presented.
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S. Hoppe, M. Lemoine-Goumard. HESS observations of the supernova remnant RCW 86. 30th International Cosmic Ray Conference ICRC 2007, Jul 2007, Merida, Mexico. ⟨in2p3-00329888⟩

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