- Conference date: 9–13 July 2012
- Location: Heidelberg, Germany
The detection of high-energy (HE) γ-ray emission up to ∼ 3 GeV from the giant lobes of the radio galaxy Centaurus A has been recently reported by the Fermi-LAT Collaboration based on ten months of all-sky survey observations. A data set more than three times larger is used here to study the morphology and photon spectrum of the lobes with higher statistics. The larger data set results in the detection of HE γ-ray emission (up to ∼ 6 GeV) from the lobes with a significance of more than 10 and 20 σ for the north and the south lobe, respectively. Based on a detailed spatial analysis and comparison with the associated radio lobes, we report evidence for a substantial extension of the HE γ-ray emission beyond the WMAP radio image for the northern lobe of Cen A. We reconstructed the spectral energy distribution (SED) of the lobes using radio (WMAP) and Fermi-LAT data from the same integration region. The implications are discussed in the context of hadronic and time-dependent leptonic scenarios.
- Image reconstruction
- Emission spectra
- Lepton hadron interactions
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