- Conference date: 7–11 July 2008
- Location: Heidelberg (Germany)
The High Energy Stereoscopic System (H.E.S.S.), located in the Khomas Highlands of Namibia, is an array of four, Imaging Atmospheric‐Cherenkov Telescopes designed to detect γ‐rays in the very‐high‐energy (VHE; ) domain. Its excellent sensitivity and large field‐of‐view (∼5°), make it an ideal instrument for surveying the Galactic plane in search of new sources of VHE γ‐rays. Initial observations in 2004 resulted in numerous detections of VHE γ‐ray emitters. This original Galactic Plane Survey (GPS) covered the inner Galaxy within in longitude and in latitude, with respect to the Galactic center. In the last three years, the H.E.S.S. GPS was extended to include the region an effort which consequently led to the discovery of many previously unknown VHE γ‐ray sources with high statistical significance. We report on the current status of the ongoing, extended H.E.S.S. GPS, present the latest exposure and significance maps of the Survey region, and highlight the most recent discoveries.
- Global Positioning System
- Image detection systems
- Galactic nuclei
- Remote sensing
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