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Session 99 - Blazars.
Display session, Thursday, January 16
Metropolitan Ballroom,

[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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