AAS 201st Meeting, January, 2003
Session 71. High Energy Astro and Neutron Stars
Oral, Tuesday, January 7, 2003, 2:00-3:30pm, 613-614

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[71.04] CHANDRA/VLA follow-up of TeV J2032+4131

Y. Butt (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA), P. Benaglia (IAR), M. Corcoran (GSFC/USRA), T. Dame, J. Drake (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA), M. Kauffman-Bernardo (IAR), P. Milne (LANL), F. Miniati (MPA, Garching), M. Pohl, O. Reimer (University of Bochum), G. Romero (IAR), M. Rupen (NRAO)

The HEGRA Cherenkov telescope group recently reported an extended unidentified TeV source in the Cyg OB2 region. This is the only unidentified TeV source to date. We obtained a 5 ksec Director's Discretionary Time (DDT) CHANDRA observation of the region of this source. In addition, we secured a near-simultaneous VLA A-configuration observation sensitive to point-like sources. We will present the results of our CHANDRA and VLA follow-up observations of this source. Preliminary analysis indicates that the combined shock of the >2000 O & B stars in Cyg OB2 may be accelerating nuclei to TeV energies, as in the model proposed by Andrei Bykov, SSRv, 99, 317 (2001).

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: ybutt@cfa.harvard.edu

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