The γ-ray sky seen with H.E.S.S.

Volpe, F. (2011) The γ-ray sky seen with H.E.S.S. Il nuovo cimento C, 34 (3). pp. 19-25. ISSN 1826-9885

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H.E.S.S. is an array of four imaging Cherenkov telescopes located in the Khomas Highlands of Namibia. It has been in operation since December 2003 and detects very-high-energy (VHE) γ-rays with energies ranging from 100GeV to ∼ 50TeV. Since 2004, regular observation of the Galactic Plane has yielded the discovery of more than 50 sources, belonging to the classes of pulsar wind nebulae (PWN), supernova remnants (SNRs), γ-ray binaries and, more recently, a stellar cluster and molecular clouds in the vicinity of shell-type SNRs. H.E.S.S. has observed also a variety of AGN, studied their spectral and temporal behaviour and detected fast and intense TeV variability. Highlights of the most recent H.E.S.S. observations are presented and their implications are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: X- and γ-ray instruments ; X- and γ-ray telescopes and instrumentation ; Supernova remnants ; Active and peculiar galaxies and related systems (including BL Lacertae objects, blazars, Seyfert galaxies, Markarian galaxies, and active galactic nuclei)
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2020 16:12
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2020 16:12

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