Session 99 - Blazars.
Display session, Thursday, January 16
[99.06] EGRET Observations of High Energy Gamma-ray Emission from Blazars
R. Mukherjee, J. A. Esposito, P. Sreekumar (USRA, NASA/GSFC), D. L. Bertsch, C. E. Fichtel, R. C. Hartman, S. D. Hunter, D. J. Thompson (NASA/GSFC), S. D. Bloom (NRC, NASA/GSFC), L. M. McDonald (HSTX, NASA/GSFC), B. L. Dingus (Univ. of Utah), Y. C. Lin, P. F. Michelson, P. L. Nolan (Stanford Univ.), G. Kanbach, H. A. Mayer-Hasselwander, M. Pohl, A. Mücke (MPE, Garching), C. von Montigny (LSW Koenigstuhl, Heidelberg), D. A. Kniffen (Hampden-Sydney College), E. J. Schneid (Northrop Grumman Corp.)
The Energetic Gamma Ray Experiment Telescope (EGRET)
on the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory (CGRO) has so far
detected about 60 blazars, around 50 of which are high
confidence detections. A summary of the observations
including flux variations and spectra of the blazars will
be presented. The high luminosities and
rapid time variations seen in the gamma-ray data indicate
that gamma rays are an important component of the relativistic
jet thought to characterize blazars.
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