We have observed a marginal excess emission of TeV gamma-rays from the shell type SNR RX J1713.7-3946. The emitting region seems to be extended and to coincide with the NW rim of the remnant bright in hard X-rays as seen by ASCA. The SNR RX J1713.7-3946 is reminiscent of SN1006 both in the synchrotron X-ray emissions from the shell of the remnant and also in the TeV gamma-ray emissions from an extended region coinciding with the region emitting the non-thermal X-rays. Further investigation of the TeV gamma-ray emission from RX J1713.7-3946 will give us valuable information for a better understanding of particle acceleration processes in SNRs.
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|Publication status||Published - 1999|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Space and Planetary Science