Search for TeV emission from the region around PSR B1706-44 with the HESS experiment

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Aharonian F., Akhperjanian A., Aye K., Bazer-Bachi A., Beilicke M., Benbow W., ...More

ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS, vol.432, no.1, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 432 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1051/0004-6361:200500008
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The region around PSR B1706 - 44 has been observed with the HESS imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes in 2003. No evidence for gamma-ray emission in the TeV range was found at the pulsar position or at the radio arc which corresponds to the supernova remnant G343.1 - 2.3. The 99% confidence level flux upper limit at the pulsar position is F-ul( E > 350 GeV) = 1.4 x 10(-12) s(-1) cm(-2) assuming a power law (dN/dE proportional to E-Gamma) with photon index of Gamma = 2.5 and F-ul( E > 500 GeV) = 1.3 x 10(-12) s(-1) cm(-2) without an assumption on the spectral shape. The reported upper limits correspond to 8% of the flux from an earlier detection by the CANGAROO experiment.