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Observation Date (UT) Observation Lat

Canonical Name:Galactic Centre Ridge
TeVCat Name:TeV J1745-290d
Other Names:
Source Type:UNID
R.A.:17 45 39.6 (hh mm ss)
Dec.:-29 00 22 (dd mm ss)
Gal Long: 359.94 (deg)
Gal Lat: -0.04 (deg)
Distance: 8.5 kpc
Flux: (Crab Units)
Energy Threshold: GeV
Spectral Index:2.29
Size (X):2.00 (deg)
Size (Y):0.20 (deg)
Discovery Date:2006-02
Discovered By: H.E.S.S.
TeVCat SubCat:Default Catalog

Source Notes:

Papers discussing Galactic Diffuse emission are referenced in this entry.

Source position and its uncertainty:

From Acero et al. (2010) and Aharonian et al. (2006):
- The centre for the Galactic Diffuse is taken as the location of the Galactic Centre...
- R.A. (J2000): 17h45m39.6s +/- 0.4s(stat) +/- 0.4s(syst)
- Dec. (J2000): -29d 00' 22" +/- 6"(stat) +/- 6"(syst)

Spectral Index:

From Acero et al. (2010):
- 2.29 +/- 0.07(stat) +/- 0.20(syst)

Source Extent:

From Acero et al. (2010):
the emission is not only very clearly extended in longitude l (2 deg), but also significantly
extended in latitude b (beyond the angular resolution of H.E.S.S.) with a characteristic
root mean square width of 0.2 deg"

Seen by: H.E.S.S.
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