Detection of Diffuse TeV Gamma-ray Emission from the Nearby Starburst Galaxy NGC 253
Itoh, Chie; Enomoto, R; Yanagita, S; Yoshida, T; Asahara, A; Bicknell, Geoffrey; Clay, Roger W; Edwards, Philip G; Gunji, S; Hara, Shinji; Hara, T; Hattori, T; Hayasha, Shin.; Hayashi, Sei; Kabuki, S; Kajino, F; Katagiri, H; Kawachi, A; Kifune, Tadashi; Kubo, H; Kushida, J; Matsubara, Y; Mizumoto, Y; Mori, Masaki; Moro, H; Muraishi, H; Muraki, Y; Naito, T; Nakase, T; Nishida, D; Nishijima, K; Okamura, K; Ohishi, M; Patterson, Joseph R; Protheroe, Raymond; Sakurazawa, K; Swaby, D L; Tanimori, T; Tokanai, F; Tsuchiya, K; Tsunoo, H; Uchida, T; Watanabe, S; Yoshikoshi, Y
We report the TeV gamma-ray observations of the nearby normal spiral galaxy NGC 253. At a distance of ∼2.5 Mpc, NGC 253 is one of the nearest starburst galaxies. This relative closeness, coupled with the high star formation rate in the galaxy, make it a
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