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Title:
A very high energy gamma-ray survey of unidentified EGRET sources
Author:
Fegan, Stephen
Issue Date:
2004
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
A survey of unidentified 100 MeV γ-ray sources is undertaken, with the Whipple 10m telescope, with the objective of detecting very high energy (>350 GeV) γ-ray emission. The survey consists of nineteen sets of observations of sources detected by the EGRET instrument on the Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory between 1991 and 1995. Results for 21 EGRET sources are reported; in some cases two EGRET sources are close enough to be viewed in a single observation. For each EGRET source, candidate associations are listed and the implications of each candidate for VHE emission discussed. Finally, a study of the performance of a next-generation ground based instrument, VERITAS, using simulations is presented. The implications of the increased sensitivity of such an instrument for suture gamma-ray surveys is briefly discussed.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Physics
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Weekes, Trevor

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleA very high energy gamma-ray survey of unidentified EGRET sourcesen_US
dc.creatorFegan, Stephenen_US
dc.contributor.authorFegan, Stephenen_US
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractA survey of unidentified 100 MeV γ-ray sources is undertaken, with the Whipple 10m telescope, with the objective of detecting very high energy (>350 GeV) γ-ray emission. The survey consists of nineteen sets of observations of sources detected by the EGRET instrument on the Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory between 1991 and 1995. Results for 21 EGRET sources are reported; in some cases two EGRET sources are close enough to be viewed in a single observation. For each EGRET source, candidate associations are listed and the implications of each candidate for VHE emission discussed. Finally, a study of the performance of a next-generation ground based instrument, VERITAS, using simulations is presented. The implications of the increased sensitivity of such an instrument for suture gamma-ray surveys is briefly discussed.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectPhysics, Astronomy and Astrophysics.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePhysicsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorWeekes, Trevoren_US
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dc.identifier.bibrecord.b47212469en_US
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