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A Search for TeV Gamma-Ray Emission from the PSR B1259-63/SS 2883 Binary System with the CANGAROO-II 10 Meter Telescope

Kawachi, A; Naito, T; Patterson, Joseph R; Edwards, Philip G; Asahara, A; Bicknell, Geoffrey; Clay, Roger W; Enomoto, R; Gunji, S; Hara, Shinji; Hara, T; Hattori, T; Hayashi, Seuchi; Hayashi, Sei; Itoh, Chie; Kabuki, S; Kajino, F; Katagiri, H; Kifune, Tadashi; Ksenofontov, L; Kubo, H; Kushida, J; Matsubara, Y; Mizumoto, Y; Mori, Masaki; Moro, H; Muraishi, H; Muraki, Y; Nakase, T; Nishida, D; Nishijima, K; Ohishi, M; Okumura, K; Protheroe, Raymond; Sakurazawa, K; Swaby, D L; Tanimori, T; Tokanai, F; Tsuchiya, K; Tsunoo, H; Uchida, T; Watanabe, O; Watanabe, S; Yanagita, S; Yoshida, T; Yoshikoshi, T

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Observations of the PSR B1259-63/SS 2883 binary system using the CANGAROO-II Cerenkov telescope are reported. This nearby binary consists of a 48 ms radio pulsar in a highly eccentric orbit around a Be star and offers a unique laboratory to investigate the interactions between the outflows of the pulsar and Be star at various distances. It has been pointed out that the relativistic pulsar wind and the dense mass outflow of the Be star may result in the emission of gamma rays up to TeV energies....[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorKawachi, A
dc.contributor.authorNaito, T
dc.contributor.authorPatterson, Joseph R
dc.contributor.authorEdwards, Philip G
dc.contributor.authorAsahara, A
dc.contributor.authorBicknell, Geoffrey
dc.contributor.authorClay, Roger W
dc.contributor.authorEnomoto, R
dc.contributor.authorGunji, S
dc.contributor.authorHara, Shinji
dc.contributor.authorHara, T
dc.contributor.authorHattori, T
dc.contributor.authorHayashi, Seuchi
dc.contributor.authorHayashi, Sei
dc.contributor.authorItoh, Chie
dc.contributor.authorKabuki, S
dc.contributor.authorKajino, F
dc.contributor.authorKatagiri, H
dc.contributor.authorKifune, Tadashi
dc.contributor.authorKsenofontov, L
dc.contributor.authorKubo, H
dc.contributor.authorKushida, J
dc.contributor.authorMatsubara, Y
dc.contributor.authorMizumoto, Y
dc.contributor.authorMori, Masaki
dc.contributor.authorMoro, H
dc.contributor.authorMuraishi, H
dc.contributor.authorMuraki, Y
dc.contributor.authorNakase, T
dc.contributor.authorNishida, D
dc.contributor.authorNishijima, K
dc.contributor.authorOhishi, M
dc.contributor.authorOkumura, K
dc.contributor.authorProtheroe, Raymond
dc.contributor.authorSakurazawa, K
dc.contributor.authorSwaby, D L
dc.contributor.authorTanimori, T
dc.contributor.authorTokanai, F
dc.contributor.authorTsuchiya, K
dc.contributor.authorTsunoo, H
dc.contributor.authorUchida, T
dc.contributor.authorWatanabe, O
dc.contributor.authorWatanabe, S
dc.contributor.authorYanagita, S
dc.contributor.authorYoshida, T
dc.contributor.authorYoshikoshi, T
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-13T22:49:39Z
dc.date.available2015-12-13T22:49:39Z
dc.identifier.issn0004-637X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/80631
dc.description.abstractObservations of the PSR B1259-63/SS 2883 binary system using the CANGAROO-II Cerenkov telescope are reported. This nearby binary consists of a 48 ms radio pulsar in a highly eccentric orbit around a Be star and offers a unique laboratory to investigate the interactions between the outflows of the pulsar and Be star at various distances. It has been pointed out that the relativistic pulsar wind and the dense mass outflow of the Be star may result in the emission of gamma rays up to TeV energies. We have observed the binary in 2000 and 2001, ∼47 and ∼157 days after the 2000 October periastron. Upper limits at the 0.13-0.54 crab level are obtained. A new model calculation for high-energy gamma-ray emission from the Be star outflow is introduced, and the estimated gamma-ray flux, considering bremsstrahlung, inverse Compton scattering, and the decay of neutral pions produced in proton-proton interactions, is found to be comparable to the upper limits of these observations. Comparing our results with these model calculations, we constrain the mass-outflow parameters of the Be star.
dc.publisherIOP Publishing
dc.sourceAstrophysical Journal, The
dc.subjectKeywords: Binaries: close; Gamma rays: observations; Gamma rays: theory; Pulsars: general; Stars: winds, outflows
dc.titleA Search for TeV Gamma-Ray Emission from the PSR B1259-63/SS 2883 Binary System with the CANGAROO-II 10 Meter Telescope
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
local.identifier.citationvolume607
dc.date.issued2004
local.identifier.absfor020110 - Stellar Astronomy and Planetary Systems
local.identifier.ariespublicationMigratedxPub8889
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationKawachi, A, University of Tokyo
local.contributor.affiliationNaito, T, Yamanashi Gakuin University
local.contributor.affiliationPatterson, Joseph R, University of Adelaide
local.contributor.affiliationEdwards, Philip G, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
local.contributor.affiliationAsahara, A, Kyoto University
local.contributor.affiliationBicknell, Geoffrey, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationClay, Roger W, University of Adelaide
local.contributor.affiliationEnomoto, R, University of Tokyo
local.contributor.affiliationGunji, S, Yamagata University
local.contributor.affiliationHara, Shinji, University of Tokyo
local.contributor.affiliationHara, T, Yamanashi Gakuin University
local.contributor.affiliationHattori, T, Tokai University
local.contributor.affiliationHayashi, Seuchi , Konan University
local.contributor.affiliationHayashi, Sei, Konan University
local.contributor.affiliationItoh, Chie, Ibaraki Prefectural University of Health Sciences
local.contributor.affiliationKabuki, S, University of Tokyo
local.contributor.affiliationKajino, F, Konan University
local.contributor.affiliationKatagiri, H, University of Tokyo
local.contributor.affiliationKifune, Tadashi, Shinshu University
local.contributor.affiliationKsenofontov, L, University of Tokyo
local.contributor.affiliationKubo, H, Kyoto University
local.contributor.affiliationKushida, J, Tokai University
local.contributor.affiliationMatsubara, Y, Nagoya University
local.contributor.affiliationMizumoto, Y, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
local.contributor.affiliationMori, Masaki, University of Tokyo
local.contributor.affiliationMoro, H, Tokai University
local.contributor.affiliationMuraishi, H, Kitasato University
local.contributor.affiliationMuraki, Y, Nagoya University
local.contributor.affiliationNakase, T, Tokai University
local.contributor.affiliationNishida, D, Kyoto University
local.contributor.affiliationNishijima, K, Tokai University
local.contributor.affiliationOhishi, M, University of Tokyo
local.contributor.affiliationOkumura, K, University of Tokyo
local.contributor.affiliationProtheroe, Raymond, University of Adelaide
local.contributor.affiliationSakurazawa, K, Tokyo Institute of Technology
local.contributor.affiliationSwaby, D L, University of Adelaide
local.contributor.affiliationTanimori, T, Kyoto University
local.contributor.affiliationTokanai, F, Yamagata University
local.contributor.affiliationTsuchiya, K, University of Tokyo
local.contributor.affiliationTsunoo, H, University of Tokyo
local.contributor.affiliationUchida, T, University of Tokyo
local.contributor.affiliationWatanabe, O, Toyota
local.contributor.affiliationWatanabe, S, University of Tokyo
local.contributor.affiliationYanagita, S, Ibaraki University
local.contributor.affiliationYoshida, T, Ibaraki University
local.contributor.affiliationYoshikoshi, T, University of Tokyo
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage949
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage958
local.identifier.doi10.1086/383604
dc.date.updated2015-12-11T10:36:48Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-3242690787
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