7-11 July 2014
Africa/Johannesburg timezone
<a href="http://events.saip.org.za/internalPage.py?pageId=16&confId=34"><font color=#0000ff>SAIP2014 Proceedings published on 17 April 2015</font></a>

Search for Very High Energy candidate sources using South African observatories

11 Jul 2014, 10:20
D Les 203

D Les 203

Oral Presentation Track D1 - Astrophysics Astro


Dr Brian van Soelen (University of the Free State)

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The multi-wavelength South African observatories are ideally located to complement the very high energy (VHE) observations undertaking with the H.E.S.S. telescope located in Namibia. We are undertaking a long term multi-wavelength campaign and a literary search to identify potential VHE energy extra-galactic sources which may be observable with the H.E.S.S. telescope. The early stages of this project have focussed on identifying candidate sources and undertaking optical photometric observations with the UFS/Boyden 1.5-m and Watcher telescopes located at the Boyden observatory, and optical spectroscopy observations with the South African Large Telescope and the SAAO 1.9m telescope located at the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO). We present an overview of the proposed observational programme, the different possibilities available for multi-wavelength observations and initial results from this project.

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Dr Brian van Soelen (University of the Free State)


Mr Izak van der Westhuizen (University of the Free State) Prof. L.H. Hanlon (University Colledge of Dublin) Ms Lizelke Klindt (University of the Free State) Prof. Markus Boettcher (North-West University) Dr Martin Topinka (University College of Dublin) Dr Petri Väisänen (South African Astronomical Observatory) Prof. Pieter Meintjes (University of the Free State)

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