27-31 August 2018
LVH, Luisenstraße 58, 10117 Berlin
Europe/Berlin timezone
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LVH, Luisenstraße 58, 10117 Berlin -

Inverse compton scattering model of the Crab Nebula


  • Mrs. Ludmilla DIRSON

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Abstract content

The Crab nebula provides exceptionally bright non-thermal emission across the entire wavelength range from radio to the most energetic photons. The spatial and spectral structure of the non-thermal synchrotron emission is known in exceptional detail. The inverse Compton emission of the nebula has just recently been spatially resolved. In this work, we reexamine the inverse Compton scattering model for the unpulsed TeV emission from the Crab Nebula. We include for the first time in detail the spatial distribution of the seed photons coming from the thermal emission. We compare the predicted spectrum with the observations including recent spectral measurements with the Fermi-LAT instrument and ground-based Cherenkov telescopes data. We will present preliminary results at the conference.