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Name OT1_mbalbo_1
Title Measuring the electron spectrum generated by diffuse shock acceleration in the Pulsar Wind Nebula HESS J1632-478.


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-aknllu7
Author European Space Agency
Description Relativistic collisonless shocks propagating in plasmas are an essential ingredient to explain particle
accelerators such as gamma-ray bursts, supernovae remnants, pulsar and stellar winds. Numerical
simulations predict particle energy distributions but these are very difficult to test because of the lack
of simultaneous observation over 20 decades of frequency, complex geometries or variability.

We propose to use SPIRE in the Small Map configuration to map the infrared emission of a very energetic
and old pulsar wind nebula recently detected by HESS. Exploiting the unique resolution and sensitivity of
SPIRE at 250, 350 and 500 mu m, we aim at detecting the faint synchrotron emission that will be compared
to existing measurements in the radio, X-rays and gamma-rays. These wavebands, located between the CMB and
dust emission, are centered where the synchrotron emission from the predicted relativistic Maxwellian distribution
peaks, providing a constraining flux measurement.
Instrument SPIRE_SpirePhoto_small
Temporal Coverage 2011-09-01T18:50:40Z/2011-09-01T19:16:29Z
Version SPG v14.1.0
Mission Description Herschel was launched on 14 May 2009! It is the fourth 'cornerstone' mission in the ESA science programme. With a 3.5 m Cassegrain telescope it is the largest space telescope ever launched. It is performing photometry and spectroscopy in approximately the 55-671 µm range, bridging the gap between earlier infrared space missions and groundbased facilities.
Creator Contact https://support.cosmos.esa.int/h®erschel/
Date Published 2012-03-01T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2012, Measuring The Electron Spectrum Generated By Diffuse Shock Acceleration In The Pulsar Wind Nebula Hess J1632-478., SPG v14.1.0, European Space Agency, https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-aknllu7