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Galactic sources of E>100 GeV gamma-rays seen by Fermi telescope
Neronov A., Semikoz D.V.
Physique/Astrophysique/Phénomènes cosmiques de haute energie
Planète et Univers/Astrophysique/Phénomènes cosmiques de haute energie
Galactic sources of E>100 GeV gamma-rays seen by Fermi telescope
A. Neronov1, D.V. Semikoz2
1 :  ISDC - INTEGRAL Science Data Center
Geneva Observatory
Chemin d'Écogia 16, 1290 Versoix
2 :  APC - UMR 7164 - AstroParticule et Cosmologie
CNRS : UMR7164 – IN2P3 – Observatoire de Paris – Université Paris VII - Paris Diderot – CEA : DSM/IRFU
APC - UMR 7164, Université Paris Diderot, 10 rue Alice Domon et Léonie Duquet, case postale 7020, F-75205 Paris Cedex 13
We perform a search for sources of gamma-rays with energies E>100 GeV at low Galactic latitudes |b|<10 deg using the data of Fermi telescope. To separate compact gamma-ray sources from the diffuse emission from the Galaxy, we use the Minimal Spanning Tree method with threshold of 5 events in inner Galaxy (Galactic longitude |l|<60 deg) and of 3 events in outer Galaxy. Using this method, we identify 22 clusters of very-high-energy (VHE) gamma-rays, which we consider as "source candidates". 3 out of 22 event clusters are expected to be produced in result of random coincidences of arrival directions of diffuse background photons. To distinguish clusters of VHE events produced by real sources from the background we perform likelihood analysis on each source candidate. We present a list of 19 higher significance sources for which the likelihood analysis in the energy band E>100 GeV gives Test Statistics (TS) values above 25. Only 10 out of the 19 high-significance sources can be readily identified with previously known VHE gamma-ray sources. 4 sources could be parts of extended emission from known VHE gamma-ray sources. Five sources are new detections in the VHE band. Among these new detections we tentatively identify one source as a possible extragalactic source PMN J1603-4904 (a blazar candidate), one as a pulsar wind nebula around PSR J1828-1007. High significance cluster of VHE events is also found at the position of a source coincident with the Eta Carinae nebula. In the Galactic Center region, strong VHE gamma-ray signal is detected from Sgr C molecular cloud, but not from the Galactic Center itself.

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