A survey of unidentified egret sources at very high energies

S. J. Fegan, H. M. Badran, I. H. Bond, P. J. Boyle, S. M. Bradbury, J. H. Buckley, D. A. Carter-Lewis, M. Catanese, O. Celik, W. Cui, M. Daniel, M. D'Vali, I. De La Calle Ferez, C. Duke, A. Falcone, D. J. Fegan, J. P. Finley, L. F. Fortson, J. A. Gaidos, S. GammellK. Gibbs, G. H. Gillanders, J. Grube, J. Hall, T. A. Hall, D. Hanna, A. M. Hillas, J. Holder, D. Horan, A. Jarvis, M. Jordan, G. E. Kenny, M. Kertzman, D. Kieda, J. Kildea, J. Knapp, K. Kosack, H. Krawczynski, F. Krennrich, M. J. Lang, S. Le Bohec, R. W. Lessard, E. Linton, J. Lloyd-Evans, A. Milovanovic, J. McEnery, P. Moriarty, R. Mukherjee, D. Muller, T. Nagai, S. Nolan, R. A. Ong, R. Pallassini, D. Petry, B. Power-Mooney, J. Quinn, M. Quinn, K. Ragan, P. Rebillot, P. T. Reynolds, H. J. Rose, M. Schroedter, G. H. Sembroski, S. P. Swordy, A. Svson, V. V. Vassiliev, S. P. Wakely, G. Walker, T. C. Weekes, J. Zweerink

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Abstract

The Whipple Observatory 10 m γ-ray telescope has been used to survey the error boxes of EGRET unidentified sources in an attempt to find counterparts at energies of 350 GeV and above. Twenty-one unidentified sources detected by EGRET (more than 10% of the total number) have been included in this survey. In no case is a statistically significant signal found in the EGRET error box, which implies that, at least for this sample, the γ-ray spectra of these sources steepen between 100 Me V and 350 GeV. For each EGRET source location, we list candidate associations and derive upper limits on the integral γ-ray flux above 350 GeV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)638-655
Number of pages18
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Volume624
Issue number2 I
DOIs
StatePublished - May 10 2005

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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Fegan, S. J., Badran, H. M., Bond, I. H., Boyle, P. J., Bradbury, S. M., Buckley, J. H., Carter-Lewis, D. A., Catanese, M., Celik, O., Cui, W., Daniel, M., D'Vali, M., De La Calle Ferez, I., Duke, C., Falcone, A., Fegan, D. J., Finley, J. P., Fortson, L. F., Gaidos, J. A., ... Zweerink, J. (2005). A survey of unidentified egret sources at very high energies. Astrophysical Journal, 624(2 I), 638-655. https://doi.org/10.1086/429123