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Hunting for treasures among the fermi unassociated sources: A multiwavelength approach


Acero, F and Donato, D and Ojha, R and Stevens, J and Edwards, PG and Ferrara, E and Blanchard, J and Lovell, JEJ and Thompson, DJ, Hunting for treasures among the fermi unassociated sources: A multiwavelength approach, Astrophysical Journal, 779, (2) Article 133. ISSN 0004-637X (2013) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1088/0004-637X/779/2/133


The Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope has been detecting a wealth of sources where the multiwavelength counterpart is either inconclusive or missing altogether. We present a combination of factors that can be used to identify multiwavelength counterparts to these Fermi unassociated sources. This approach was used to select and investigate seven bright, high-latitude unassociated sources with radio, UV, X-ray, and γ-ray observations. As a result, four of these sources are candidates to be active galactic nuclei, and one to be a pulsar, while two do not fit easily into these known categories of sources. The latter pair of extraordinary sources might reveal a new category subclass or a new type of γ-ray emitter. These results altogether demonstrate the power of a multiwavelength approach to illuminate the nature of unassociated Fermi sources.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:galaxies: active – gamma rays: general – pulsars: general – quasars: general – radio continuum: galaxies – ultraviolet: galaxies – X-rays: galaxies
Research Division:Physical Sciences
Research Group:Astronomical sciences
Research Field:Galactic astronomy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences
UTAS Author:Ojha, R (Mr Roopesh Ojha)
UTAS Author:Blanchard, J (Mr Jay Blanchard)
UTAS Author:Lovell, JEJ (Dr Jim Lovell)
ID Code:88687
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:36
Deposited By:Mathematics and Physics
Deposited On:2014-02-12
Last Modified:2017-11-30
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