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dc.contributor.authorAharonian, F.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBüsching, I.en_US
dc.contributor.authorDe Jager, O.C.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHolleran, M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRaubenheimer, B.C.en_US
dc.contributor.authorVenter, C.
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-04T15:37:29Z
dc.date.available2010-08-04T15:37:29Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.citationAharonian, F. et al. 2009. Detection of very high energy radiation from HESS J1908+063 confirms the Milagro unidentified source MGRO J1908+06. Astronomy and astrophysics, 499(3):723-728, Jun. [http://www.aanda.org/]en_US
dc.identifier.issn0004-6361
dc.identifier.issn1432-0746 (Online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/3466
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/200811357
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.aanda.org/index.php?option=com_article&access=standard&Itemid=129&url=/articles/aa/full_html/2009/21/aa11357-08/aa11357-08.html
dc.description.abstractAims. Detection of a $\gamma$-ray source above 300 GeV is reported, confirming the unidentified source MGRO J1908+06, discovered by the Milagro collaboration at a median energy of 20 TeV. Methods. The source was observed during 27 h as part of the extension of the HESS Galactic plane survey to longitudes >30 ${\hbox {$^\circ $ }}$. Results. HESS J1908+063 is detected at a significance level of 10.9$\sigma $ with an integral flux above 1 TeV of (3.76 $\pm$ 0.29 $_{\rm ~stat}\pm$ 0.75 $_{\rm sys})\times10^{-12}$ ph cm-2 s-1, and a spectral photon index $\Gamma = 2.10\pm 0.07_{\rm ~stat}\pm 0.2_{\rm sys}$. The positions and fluxes of HESS J1908+063 and MGRO J1908+06 are in good agreement. Possible counterparts at other wavelengths and the origin of the $\gamma$-ray emission are discussed. The nearby unidentified GeV source, GRO J1908+0556 (GeV) which also remains unidentified and the new Fermi pulsar 0FGL J1907.5+0617, may be connected to the TeV source
dc.publisherEDP Sciences
dc.titleDetection of very high energy radiation from HESS J1908+063 confirms the Milagro unidentified source MGRO J1908+06en_US
dc.contributor.researchID10859748 - Holleran, Mathew
dc.contributor.researchID12006653 - Venter, Christo


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