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Conference Paper: Fermi-LAT searches for γ-ray pulsars

TitleFermi-LAT searches for γ-ray pulsars
Authors
KeywordsGamma Rays: Observations
Pulsars: General
Issue Date2012
PublisherCambridge University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=IAU
Citation
Proceedings Of The International Astronomical Union, 2012, v. 8 S291, p. 81-86 How to Cite?
AbstractThe Large Area Telescope (LAT) on the Fermi satellite is the first γ-ray instrument to discover pulsars directly via their γ-ray emission. Roughly one third of the 117 γ-ray pulsars detected by the LAT in its first three years were discovered in blind searches of γ-ray data and most of these are undetectable with current radio telescopes. I review some of the key LAT results and highlight the specific challenges faced in γ-ray (compared to radio) searches, most of which stem from the long, sparse data sets and the broad, energy-dependent point-spread function (PSF) of the LAT. I discuss some ongoing LAT searches for γ-ray millisecond pulsars (MSPs) and γ-ray pulsars around the Galactic Center. Finally, I outline the prospects for future γ-ray pulsar discoveries as the LAT enters its extended mission phase, including advantages of a possible modification of the LAT observing profile. © 2013 International Astronomical Union.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/188517
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.105
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dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationProceedings Of The International Astronomical Union, 2012, v. 8 S291, p. 81-86en_US
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dc.description.abstractThe Large Area Telescope (LAT) on the Fermi satellite is the first γ-ray instrument to discover pulsars directly via their γ-ray emission. Roughly one third of the 117 γ-ray pulsars detected by the LAT in its first three years were discovered in blind searches of γ-ray data and most of these are undetectable with current radio telescopes. I review some of the key LAT results and highlight the specific challenges faced in γ-ray (compared to radio) searches, most of which stem from the long, sparse data sets and the broad, energy-dependent point-spread function (PSF) of the LAT. I discuss some ongoing LAT searches for γ-ray millisecond pulsars (MSPs) and γ-ray pulsars around the Galactic Center. Finally, I outline the prospects for future γ-ray pulsar discoveries as the LAT enters its extended mission phase, including advantages of a possible modification of the LAT observing profile. © 2013 International Astronomical Union.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherCambridge University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=IAUen_US
dc.relation.ispartofProceedings of the International Astronomical Unionen_US
dc.subjectGamma Rays: Observationsen_US
dc.subjectPulsars: Generalen_US
dc.titleFermi-LAT searches for γ-ray pulsarsen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailSaz Parkinson, PM: pablosp@hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.volume8en_US
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