A “Snapshot” survey of the gamma-ray sky at GeV energies

Vestrand, W. T.; Sreekumar, P.; Bertsch, D.; Hartman, R.; Thompson, D. J.; Kanbach, G.
April 2000
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 510 Issue 1, p611
Academic Journal
The giant outbursts of GeV emission observed from some blazars pose a significant challenge to our understanding of blazar emission mechanisms. Unfortunately, the giant outbursts of GeV emission from blazars are not always predictable from observations in other energy bands. Here we describe a strategy that will be employed during Cycle 9 of the CGRO observing program which will allow us to search the sky for intense outbursts of GeV emission while having a minimal impact on the CGRO observing schedule and remaining spark chamber gas. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.


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