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The Nature of Unidentified Galactic High-Energy Gamma-Ray Sources : Proceedings of the Workshop held at Tonantzintla, Puebla, Mexico, 9-11 October 2000 - Alberto Carraminana

The Nature of Unidentified Galactic High-Energy Gamma-Ray Sources

Proceedings of the Workshop held at Tonantzintla, Puebla, Mexico, 9-11 October 2000

By: Alberto Carraminana (Editor), Olaf Reimer (Editor), David J. Thompson (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st October 2001
ISBN: 9781402000102
Number Of Pages: 355

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This work is dedicated to unidentified celestial gamma-ray sources. The launch of the Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory allowed the first all-sky surveys in gamma-rays, the most energetic form of electromagnetic radiation. The Energetic Gamma-Ray Experiment Telescope discovered more than 270 sources of high-energy protons, more than half of which are not identified with known celestial objects. Most of these objects belong to the Milky Way and more than one class of sources are present among the unidentified sources. Unravelling the nature of all these objects requires the combination of different sorts of instruments, like radio telescopes, optical telescopes, and X-ray satellites, together with the next generations of space and ground-based gamma-ray telescopes. This book presents the knowledge on the subject and outlines strategies for identification of objects with current astronomical facilities. It provides a forward look by outlining the prospects of future generation gamma-ray telescopes. The contributions are detailed and represent valuable material for undergraduate and postgraduate astrophysics students and researchers in the field.

Prefacep. ix
Participants to the Workshopp. xi
Unidentified Gamma-Ray Sources
Unidentified Gamma-Ray Sources: an Introductionp. 3
Gamma-Ray Properties of Unidentified EGRET Sourcesp. 17
Multiwavelength Searches and Spectral Aspects of 3EG Sourcesp. 35
Gamma-Ray Sources off the Galactic Planep. 51
Low-Latitude Gamma-Ray Sourcesp. 65
Population Studies of Unidentified [gamma]-Ray Sourcesp. 81
Population Studies of the Egret Sourcesp. 89
Low-Latitude Gamma-Ray Sources and Supernova Remnantsp. 97
High-energy Pulsars
Geminga Pulsarsp. 107
X-Ray and Radio Observations of Bright GeV Sourcesp. 135
Gamma-Ray Pulsars: the 'Outer Gap' Perspectivep. 153
Polar Cap Pulsar Modelsp. 167
Supernova Remnants and Massive Stars
Massive Stars and Gamma-Ray Sourcesp. 191
Diffuse Sources of High-Energy Gamma Rays in the Milky Wayp. 197
Shock Acceleration and Photon Production in Supernova Remnantsp. 213
X-Ray Studies of Supernova Remnantsp. 227
Galactic Microquasars, Binaries and Black Holes
Microquasars in the Galaxyp. 245
VLT Observations of Galactic Microquasarsp. 255
The Case of LS 5039p. 263
Non-Pulsating Black Holes as High Energy Gamma-Ray Sourcesp. 271
Identification and Perspectives
TeV Observations of Supernova Remnants and Unidentified Sourcesp. 285
A First Egret-Unid-Related Agenda for Cherenkov Telescopesp. 299
[gamma]-Ray Astronomy in the Era of Glastp. 321
The Agile Gamma-Ray Astronomy Satellitep. 331
Multiwavelength Round-Table Presentationsp. 339
Unidentified Gamma-Ray Sources: Summary and Conclusionp. 349
Topic Indexp. 353
Author Indexp. 355
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ISBN: 9781402000102
ISBN-10: 1402000103
Series: Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 355
Published: 31st October 2001
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 1.55

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