Observation of RX J1713.7-3946 by CANGAROO telescope

H. Muraishi, T. Tanimori, S. Yanagita, T. Yoshida, T. Kifune, S. A. Dazeley, P. G. Edwards, S. Gunji, S. Hara, T. Hara, J. Jinbo, A. Kawachi, H. Kubo, J. Kushida, Y. Matsubara, Y. Mizumoto, M. Mori, M. Moriya, Y. Muraki, T. NaitoK. Nishijima, J. R. Patterson, M. D. Roberts, G. P. Rowell, T. Sako, K. Sakurazawa, Y. Sato, R. Susukita, T. Tamura, T. Yoshikoshi, A. Yuki

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We have observed a marginal excess emission of TeV gamma-rays from the shell type SNR RX J1713.7-3946. The emitting region seems to be extended and to coincide with the NW rim of the remnant bright in hard X-rays as seen by ASCA. The SNR RX J1713.7-3946 is reminiscent of SN1006 both in the synchrotron X-ray emissions from the shell of the remnant and also in the TeV gamma-ray emissions from an extended region coinciding with the region emitting the non-thermal X-rays. Further investigation of the TeV gamma-ray emission from RX J1713.7-3946 will give us valuable information for a better understanding of particle acceleration processes in SNRs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)324
Number of pages1
JournalAstronomische Nachrichten
Issue number4-5
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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