What will be the brightest GLAST sources in the galaxy?

Mallory S.E. Roberts

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At the end of the EGRET mission, only 6 Galactic sources in the 3rd EGRET catalog [1] had firm identifications: 5 young pulsars and a solar flare. Another dozen or so had plausible counterparts. Now, at the dawn of the GLAST era, around 30 sources detected at other wavelengths have been identified as probable or plausible counterparts. These include nearly all of the sources with significant emission above 1 GeV, which will be the sources GLAST will best be able to study. I review the current status of our knowledge of these sources based on radio, infrared, and X-ray data. These Galactic sources are destined to be the first sources firmly identified by GLAST.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFirst GLAST Symposium
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2007
Event1st Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope Symposium, GLAST - Stanford, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 5 2007Feb 8 2007

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Other1st Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope Symposium, GLAST
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityStanford, CA


  • Galactic
  • Gamma-rays
  • Pulsar wind nebulae
  • Pulsars
  • Supernova remnants

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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