Search for TeV Gamma-Rays from Shell-Type Supernova Remnants



Collaboration, Whipple, Lessard, RW, Bond, IH, Boyle, PJ, Bradbury, SM, Buckley, JH, Burdett, AM, Carter-Lewis, DA, Catanese, M, Cawley, MF
et al (show 19 more authors) (1999) Search for TeV Gamma-Rays from Shell-Type Supernova Remnants. Mon.Not.Roy.Astron.Soc., 289. 371 - 371.

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Abstract

If cosmic rays with energies <100 TeV originate in the galaxy and are accelerated in shock waves in shell-type supernova remnants (SNRs), gamma-rays will be produced as the result of proton and electron interactions with the local interstellar medium, and by inverse Compton emission from electrons scattering soft photon fields. We report on observations of two supernova remnants with the Whipple Observatory's 10 m gamma-ray telescope. No significant detections have been made and upper limits on the >500 GeV flux are reported. Non-thermal X-ray emission detected from one of these remnants (Cassiopeia A) has been interpreted as synchrotron emission from electrons in the ambient magnetic fields. Gamma-ray emission detected from the Monoceros/Rosette Nebula region has been interpreted as evidence of cosmic-ray acceleration. We interpret our results in the context of these observations.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: 4 pages, 2 figures, to appear in the proceedings of 26th International Cosmic Ray Conference (Salt Lake City, 1999)
Uncontrolled Keywords: astro-ph, astro-ph
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2018 08:15
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2021 08:17
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3023746