Variable and transient Galactic gamma-ray sources with AGILE

F. Longo, A. Bulgarelli, A. Chen, F. Gianotti, A. Giuliani, F. Lucarelli, G. Piano, C. Pittori, S. Sabatini, E. Striani, M. Tavani, M. Trifoglio, F. Verrecchia, A. Argan, G. Barbiellini, E. Costa, P. Caraveo, P.W. Cattaneo, F. D'Ammando, G. De ParisE. Del Monte, G. DiCocco, G. Di Persio, I. Donnarumma, Y. Evangelista, M. Feroci, A. Ferrari, M. Fiorini, T. Froysland, F. Fuschino, M. Galli, C. Labanti, I. Lapshov, F. Lazzarotto, P. Lipari, M. Marisaldi, S. Mereghetti, E. Moretti, A. Morselli, L. Pacciani, A. Pellizzoni, F. Perotti, P. Picozza, M. Pilia, M. Prest, G. Pucella, M. Rapisarda, A. Rappoldi, A. Rubini, P. Soffitta, A. Trois, E. Vallazza, S. Vercellone, V. Vittorini, A. Zambra, D. Zanello, L.A. Antonelli, S. Colafrancesco, S. Cutini, P. Giommi, P. Santolamazza, L. Salotti

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Abstract

AGILE has been providing continous monitoring of the Galactic plane in its three years of operation. Thanks to its sensitivity at energies near 100 MeV, AGILE has observed variability and transient behaviour in a number of sources. Simultaneous hard-X-ray coverage, rapid alerts to the astronomical community, and multiwavelength campaigns have provided identifications for some of these sources and placed constraints on others. We provide an overview of these observations and their possible counterparts, including microquasars and colliding wind binaries. © Società Italiana di Fisica.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191 - 196
Number of pages6
JournalNuovo Cimento della Societa Italiana di Fisica C
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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Longo, F., Bulgarelli, A., Chen, A., Gianotti, F., Giuliani, A., Lucarelli, F., ... Salotti, L. (2011). Variable and transient Galactic gamma-ray sources with AGILE. Nuovo Cimento della Societa Italiana di Fisica C, 34(3), 191 - 196. https://doi.org/10.1393/ncc/i2011-10897-6