COMPTEL time-averaged all-sky point source analysis

Collmar, W.; Scho¨nfelder, V.; Strong, A. W.; Bloemen, H.; Hermsen, W.; McConnell, M.; Ryan, J.; Bennett, K.
April 2000
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 510 Issue 1, p591
Academic Journal
We use all COMPTEL data from the beginning of the CGRO mission (April ’91) up to the end of CGRO Cycle 6 (November ’97) to carry out all-sky point source analyses in the four standard COMPTEL energy bands for different time periods. We apply our standard maximum-likelihood method to generate all-sky significance and flux maps for point sources by subtracting off the diffuse emission components via model fitting. In addition, fluxes of known sources have been determined for individual CGRO Phases/Cycles to generate lightcurves with a time resolution of the order of one year. The goal of the analysis is to derive quantitative results—significances, fluxes, light curves—of our brightest and most significant sources such as 3C 273, and to search for additional new COMPTEL sources, showing up in time-averaged maps only. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.


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