Study of Celestial Objects with Very High Energy Gamma Rays

CANGAROO III

Project Description

¾ Collaboration between Australia and Nippon for a GAmma Ray

Observatory in the Outback ¾

Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo, Kashiwanoha 5-1-5, Kashiwa 277-8582, Japan

Observation site: International Astrophysical Observatory, University of Adelaide, Woomera, Australia

We Explore the Frontier of 乬High Energy Universe乫乫

High Energy Processes in the Universe

Physics under Extreme Condition

Origin of Cosmic Rays


Very High Energy Gamma Ray Detection

Why to see the southern sky with mutliple telescopes

Table 1. Summary of CANGAROO observations

Object

Energy

(TeV)

Flux

(10-12cm-2s-1)

Comment

Crab nebula

7

0.80

d=2 kpc

Vela pulsar

2.5

2.9

d=0.5 kpc

PSR 1706-44

2

3.5

d=1.8 kpc

PSR 1509-58

1.5

3.1

d=4.2 kpc

PSR 1055-52

2

< 0.95

d=1.5 kpc

SNR 1006

3

2.4

d=2 kpc

RXJ 1713.7-3946

1.8

5.3

d=6 kpc

W28

1.5

< 6.6

d=2-3 kpc

Cen A

2

< 1.5

z= 0.0018

EXO 0423-084

2

< 1.1

z=0.039

PKS 2005-489

2

< 1.1

z=0.071

PKS 2316-423

2

< 1.1

z=0.055

CANGAROO

(Collaboration of Australia and Nippon

for a GAmma Ray Observatory in the Outback)

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Primary Investigator : Tadashi Kifune

丂丂丂丂(Institute for Cosmic Ray Research)

Institutions of Participating Researchers :

Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, U. Tokyo

University of Adelaide

Australian National University

Ibaraki University

Ibaraki Prefectural University of Health Science

Institute of Space and Astronautical Science

Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN)

Kanagawa University

Konan University

2Kyoto University

National Astronomical Observatory of Japan

Osaka City University

STE Laboratory, Nagoya University

Tokai University

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Yamagata University

Yamanashi Gakuin University

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