A Search for Sub-TeV Gamma Rays from the Vela Pulsar Region with CANGAROO-III
Enomoto, R; Tsuchiya, K; Adachi, Y; Kabuki, S; Edwards, Philip G; Asahara, A; Bicknell, Geoffrey; Clay, Roger W; Doi, Y; Gunji, S; Hara, Shinji; Hara, T; Hattori, T; Hayashi, Sei; Higashi, Y; Inoue, R; Itoh, C; Kajino, F; Katagiri, H; Kawachi, A; Kawasaki, S; Kifune, Tadashi; Kiuchi, R; Konno, K.; Ksenofontov, L; Kubo, H; Kushida, J; Matsubara, Y; Mizumoto, Y; Mori, Masaki; Muraishi, H; Muraki, Y; Naito, T; Nakamori, T; Nishida, D; Nishijima, K; Ohishi, M; Patterson, Joseph R; Protheroe, Raymond; Sakamoto, Y; Sato, M; Suzuki, S; Suzuki, T; Swaby, D L; Tanimori, T; Tanimura, H; Thornton, G J; Watanabe, S; Yamaoka, T; Yamazaki, M; Yanagita, S; Yoshida, T; Yoshikoshi, T; Yuasa, M; Yukawa, Y
We made stereoscopic observations of the Vela pulsar region with two of the 10 m diameter CANGAROO-III imaging atmospheric Cerenkov telescopes in 2004 January and February in a search for sub-TeV gamma rays from the pulsar and surrounding regions. We describe the observations, provide a detailed account of the calibration methods, and introduce the improved and bias-free analysis techniques employed for CANGAROO-III data. No evidence of gamma-ray emission is found from either the pulsar...[Show more]
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