Improved COMPTEL maps of the milky way

Bloemen, H.; Bennett, K.; Collmar, W.; Diehl, R.; Hermsen, W.; Iyudin, A.; Kno¨dlseder, J.; McConnell, M.; Ryan, J.; Scho¨nfelder, V.; Strong, A.
April 2000
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 510 Issue 1, p586
Academic Journal
In the course of the mission we have gradually developed an analysis method that separates in an iterative manner the celestial emission and the (a priori unknown) instrumental background. It has become our standard analysis tool for point sources. We illustrate here that this method is widely applicable now. It provides mutually consistent sets of model-fitting parameters (spectra) and sky maps, both for continuum and line studies. Because of the wide applicability, it has been possible to make various cross-checks while building up confidence in this procedure. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.


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