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H.E.S.S. VHE Gamma-ray sources without identified counterparts


Scan-based observations of the Galactic plane and continuing re-observations of known very-high-energy (VHE) gamma-ray sources with the H.E.S.S. system of imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes have revealed a wide variety of new VHE objects. While in many cases these objects can be associated with known sources in the X-ray, radio, or optical wavebands, a subset of them currently have no obvious cataloged lower-energy counterpart. Since at least weak X-ray and radio emission is predicted by most common VHE emission models, the lack of lower-energy detections may provide substantial model constraints and may even point to a new class of objects which emit primarily in the VHE energy range. An analysis of 8 such unidentified sources will be presented here, including a multi-wavelength discussion.
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in2p3-00170188 , version 1 (06-09-2007)


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K. Kosack, A. Djannati-Ataï, A. Lemière, Emmanuel Moulin. H.E.S.S. VHE Gamma-ray sources without identified counterparts. Rogelio Caballero, Juan Carlos D'Olivo, Gustavo Medina-Tanco, Lukas Nellen, Federico A. Sánchez, José F. Valdés-Galicia. 30th International Cosmic Ray Conference - ICRC'07, Jul 2007, Merida, Mexico. 2008. ⟨in2p3-00170188⟩
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