INTEGRAL Galactic Bulge Monitoring Program

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Description

The Galactic Bulge is a region rich in bright variable high-energy X-ray and gamma-ray sources. Since 2005, we have observed this region regularly during all the visibility periods with ESA's high energy astrophysics observatory INTEGRAL . Complete hexagonal dither patterns (7 pointings of 1800 sec each) are performed during each INTEGRAL revolution (i.e. every 3 days). As a service to the scientific community, the IBIS/ISGRI and JEM-X light curves and sky images in two energy bands are made publicly available as soon as the observations are performed.
The project is ongoing
StatusActive
Effective start/end date01/02/2005 → …

Keywords

  • X-ray sources, neutron stars, black holes, Galactic Center

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