Observation of multi-TeV gamma rays from the Crab Nebula using the Tibet air shower array

M. Amenomori*, S. Ayabe, P. Y. Cao, Danzengluobu, L. K. Ding, Z. Y. Feng, Y. Fu, H. W. Guo, M. He, K. Hibino, N. Hotta, Q. Huang, A. X. Huo, K. Izu, H. Y. Jia, F. Kajino, K. Kasahara, Y. Katayose, Labaciren, J. Y. LiH. Lu, S. L. Lu, G. X. Luo, X. R. Meng, K. Mizutani, J. Mu, H. Nanjo, M. Nishizawa, M. Ohnishi, I. Ohta, T. Ouchi, J. R. Ren, T. Saito, M. Sakata, T. Sasaki, Z. Z. Shi, M. Shibata, A. Shiomi, T. Shirai, H. Sugimoto, K. Taira, Y. H. Tan, N. Tateyama, Shoji Torii, T. Utsugi, C. R. Wang, H. Wang, X. W. Xu, Y. Yamamoto, G. C. Yu, A. F. Yuan, T. Yuda, C. S. Zhang, H. M. Zhang, J. L. Zhang, N. J. Zhang, X. Y. Zhang, Zhaxisangzhu, Zhaxiciren, W. D. Zhou

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The Tibet experiment, operating at Yangbajing (4300 m above sea level), is the lowest energy air shower array, and the new high-density array constructed in 1996 is sensitive to γ-ray air showers at energies as low as 3 TeV. With this new array, the Crab Nebula was observed in multi-TeV γ-rays and a signal was detected at the 5.5 σ level. We also obtained the energy spectrum of γ-rays in the energy region above 3 TeV which partially overlaps those observed with imaging atmospheric Cerenkov telescopes. The Crab spectrum observed in this energy region can be represented by the power-law fit dJ(E)/dE = (4.61 ± 0.90) x 10-12(E/3 TeV)-2.62 ± 0.17cm-2 s-1 TeV-1. This is the first observation of γ-ray signals from point sources with a conventional air shower array using scintillation detectors.

本文言語English
ジャーナルAstrophysical Journal
525
2 PART 2
出版ステータスPublished - 1999 11月 10
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  • 宇宙惑星科学

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