HESS J1640−465 – an exceptionally luminous TeV γ-ray supernova remnant

  title={HESS J1640−465 – an exceptionally luminous TeV $\gamma$-ray supernova remnant},
  author={H.E.S.S. Collaboration and Attila Abramowski and Felix Aharonian and Faical Ait Benkhali and A. G. Akhperjanian and E. O. Anguner and Gisela Anton and Shangkari Balenderan and Arnim Balzer and Anna Barnacka and Y Becherini and Julia K. Becker Tjus and Konrad Bernlohr and Emrah Birsin and Elisabetta Bissaldi and Jonathan Biteau and Markus Bottcher and Catherine Boisson and Julien Bolmont and Pol Bordas and J. Brucker and F. Brun and P. Brun and Tomasz Bulik and Svenja Carrigan and S. Casanova and M. Cerruti and Paula M Chadwick and R. Chalme-Calvet and Ryan C. G. Chaves and A. Cheesebrough and M. Chr'etien and Sergio Colafrancesco and Gabriele Cologna and Janet M. Conrad and C. Couturier and Y. Cui and Matthew Dalton and M. K. Daniel and I. D. Davids and B. Degrange and Christoph Deil and P. deWilt and Hugh J. Dickinson and Arache Djannati-Atai and Wilfried F. Domainko and Luke O'c. Drury and Guillaume Dubus and Kathleen Dutson and Jarosław Dyks and Michal Dyrda and T. D. P. Edwards and Kathrin Egberts and Peter Eger and P. Espigat and Christian Farnier and Stephen Fegan and Fabrice Feinstein and Milton Virg{\'i}lio Fernandes and Diane Fernandez and A. Fiasson and Gilles Fontaine and A. Forster and Matthias Fussling and Michael Gajdus and Yves A. Gallant and Tania Garrigoux and G. Giavitto and Berrie Giebels and J. F. Glicenstein and M.-H. Grondin and Mira Grudzi'nska and S. Haffner and Joachim Hahn and J. Harris and G{\"o}tz Heinzelmann and Gilles Henri and German Hermann and Olivier Hervet and Andreas Hillert and J. A. Hinton and W. Hofmann and Petter Hofverberg and Markus Holler and Dieter Horns and A. Jacholkowska and Constanze Jahn and Marek Jamrozy and Mateusz Janiak and Felix Jankowsky and Ira Jung and Max Anton Kastendieck and K. Katarzy'nski and Uli Katz and Sarah Kaufmann and Bruno Kh'elifi and M. Kieffer and S. Klepser and Dmitry Klochkov and Wlodek Klu'zniak and Tanja M. Kneiske and D. Kolitzus and Nu. Komin and K. Kosack and Steffen Krakau and Fabien Krayzel and Petrus Paulus Kruger and H'elene Laffon and Giovanni Lamanna and Julien Lefaucheur and Anne Lemi{\`e}re and M. Lemoine-Goumard and J.-P. Lenain and Dirk Lennarz and Thomas Lohse and Anatoli N. Lopatin and C.-C. Lu and V. Marandon and Alexandre Marcowith and R. Marx and Gilles Maurin and Nigel I. Maxted and M. G. F. Mayer and T. J. L. Mccomb and J. M'ehault and Petrus J. Meintjes and Ulf Menzler and Manuel Meyer and Rafal Moderski and Mahmoud Mohamed and Emmanuel Moulin and T. Murach and Christopher Lindsay Naumann and Mathieu de Naurois and Jacek Niemiec and S. J. Nolan and Louise Beth Oakes and S. Ohm and Emma de O{\~n}a Wilhelmi and B. Opitz and Michał Ostrowski and I. Oya and Mike Panter and R. D. Parsons and Manuel Paz Arribas and Nikki Pekeur and Guy Pelletier and J. Valero P{\'e}rez and P.-O. Petrucci and Bernard Peyaud and Santiago Pita and Helen Poon and Gerd Puhlhofer and M. Punch and Andreas Quirrenbach and S. Raab and Martin Raue and A. Reimer and O. Reimer and M. Renaud and Raquel de los Reyes and Frank M. Rieger and L. Rob and Carlo Romoli and S. Rosier-Lees and Gavin Rowell and B. Rudak and Cameron B Rulten and Vardan Sahakian and D. A. Sanchez and A. Santangelo and Reinhard Schlickeiser and Fabian Schussler and Alexander Schulz and U. Schwanke and Stefan Schwarzburg and Stefanie Schwemmer and H'elene Sol and Gerrit Spengler and F. Spies and Lukasz Stawarz and Riaan Steenkamp and Christian M. Stegmann and F. Stinzing and Kornelia Stycz and Iurii Sushch and Anna Z. Sz{\'o}stek and J-P. Tavernet and Thomas Tavernier and A. M. Taylor and R. Terrier and Martin Tluczykont and Cyril Trichard and Kathrin Valerius and Christopher van Eldik and Brian van Soelen and Georges Vasileiadis and Christo Venter and Aion Viana and Pascal Vincent and Jacco Vink and Heinrich J. Volk and Francesca Volpe and Martine Vorster and Thomas Vuillaume and S. J. Wagner and Philipp Wagner and Martin J. Ward and Matthias Weidinger and Quirin Weitzel and R. M. White and Alicja Wierzcholska and Philipp Willmann and A. Wornlein and Denis Wouters and V'ictor Zabalza and Michael Zacharias and Anna Zajczyk and Andrzej A. Zdziarski and Andreas Zech and Hannes-S. Zechlin},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
The results of follow-up observations of the TeV gamma-ray source HESS J1640-465 from 2004 to 2011 with the High Energy Stereoscopic System (HESS) are reported in this work. The spectrum is well described by an exponential cut-off power law with photon index Gamma = 2.11 +/- 0.09(stat) +/- 0.10(sys), and a cut-off energy of E-2 = 6.0(-1.2)(+2.0) TeV. The TeV emission is significantly extended and overlaps with the northwestern part of the shell of the SNR G338.3-0.0. The new HESS results, a re… 

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