EGRET Observations of the Gamma Ray Emission from Gould's Belt
- Session 116 -- Galactic Center and Diffuse Galactic Emission
- Oral presentation, Saturday, January 15, 10:15-11:45, Salon IV Room (Crystal Gateway)
[116.02] EGRET Observations of the Gamma Ray Emission from Gould's Belt
J. A. Esposito, B. L. Dingus, P. Sreekumar (NASA/GSFC, USRA), D. L. Bertsch, C. E. Fichtel, R. C. Hartman, S. D. Hunter, D. J. Thompson (NASA/GSFC), J. R. Mattox (NASA/GSFC, CSC), G. Kanbach, H. A. Mayer-Hasselwander, C. von Montigny (MPE), Y. C. Lin, P. F. Michelson, P. L. Nolan (Stanford Univ.), and E. Schneid (Grumman)
The Phase 1 all-sky survey of high energy gamma radiation has been completed using the Energetic Gamma Ray Experiment Telescope (EGRET) instrument on the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory (CGRO). This survey is used for spectral and spatial analysis of the gamma ray emission from the collection of molecular clouds in the local interstellar medium known as Gould's Belt. The results of this analysis will be presented.