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Results from the H.E.S.S. Galactic Plane survey

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Funk,  Stefan
Division Prof. Dr. Werner Hofmann, MPI for Nuclear Physics, Max Planck Society;

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Funk, S. (2005). Results from the H.E.S.S. Galactic Plane survey. In B. S. Acharya, S. Gupta, P. Jagadeesan, A. Jain, S. Karthikeyan, S. Morris, et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 29th International Cosmic Ray Conference (pp. 123-126). Navy Nagar, Colaba, Mumbai, MH-400005: Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.


Zitierlink: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0011-8789-3
Zusammenfassung
The H.E.S.S. experiment (High Energy Stereoscopic System) is an array of imaging Cherenkov telescopes for the detection of γ-rays in the energy domain above 100 GeV. Its improved sensitivity and angular resolution in comparison to previous instruments and the large field of view of 5 degrees makes H.E.S.S. perfectly suited for a survey of the galactic plane. We report on a scan of the inner part of the Galactic plane in very high energy γ-rays with the H.E.S.S telescope system. The Galactic plane between longitude 330 deg and 30 deg and Galactic latitude -3 deg to +3 deg was observed for a total of 230 hours, reaching an average flux sensitivity of 3% of the Crab Nebula at energies above 200 GeV. Several unknown sources of very high energy γ-ray emission were found at a high statistical significance. We will present results for these new sources, along with a discussion on possible counterparts in other wavelength bands.