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
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityWilliamsburg, VA


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