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XMM-Newton image of sky around HESS J1616-508

XMM-Newton image of sky around HESS J1616-508


Date: 09 August 2007
Satellite: XMM-Newton
Depicts: X-ray image of the HESS J1616-508 sky region
Copyright: Landi, R. et al. [2007]

XMM-Newton MOS image of the region surrounding the bright TeV source HESS J1616-508, indicated with the 16'-diameter green circle, in the energy range 0.5-10 keV. The object has no corresponding counterpart visible at these X-ray energies. 

The pulsar PSR J1617-5055, labelled as A, is recognised by Landi R. et al. [2007] as the most likely power source for the TeV emission.

The large source at the bottom of the image is the supernova remnant RCW 103, with the compact variable X-ray source 1E 161348-5055.1 (labelled as B) at its centre.

The small source close to the HESS J1616-508 TeV source, labelled as S, is the star HD 146184. Coordinates are in Right Ascension and declination.

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