Maximum entropy analysis of EGRET data

M. Pohl, A.W. Strong

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EGRET data are usually analysed on the basis of the Maximum-Likelihood method \cite{ma96} in a search for point sources in excess to a model for the background radiation (e.g. \cite{hu97}). This method depends strongly on the quality of the background model, and thus may have high systematic uncertainties in region of strong and uncertain background like the Galactic Center region. Here we show images of such regions obtained by the quantified Maximum-Entropy method. We also discuss a possible further use of MEM in the analysis of problematic regions of the sky.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIP Conference Proceedings
EditorsC.D. Dermer
Number of pages1596
Publication date1997
Publication statusPublished - 1997
EventThe Fourth Compton Symposium - Williamsburg, VA, United States
Duration: 27 Apr 199730 Apr 1997
Conference number: 4


ConferenceThe Fourth Compton Symposium
CountryUnited States
CityWilliamsburg, VA


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