HEAD Division Meeting 1999, April 1999
Session 17. Missions and Instruments
Poster, Tuesday, April 13, 1999, 8:30am-6:02pm, Gold Room

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[17.24] The AGILE mission and \gamma-ray emitting AGNs

S. Vercellone, P. Caraveo, S. Mereghetti, F. Perotti, M. Tavani (IFC-CNR), G Barbiellini, F. Longo (Univ. Trieste), G. Budini, M. Prest, A. Vacchi (INFN, Trieste), A. Morselli, P. Picozza, V. Cocco (INFN, Univ. Roma II), E. Costa (IAS-CNR), G. Di Cocco, C. Labanti (ITESRE-CNR), S. Di Pippo, A. Pellizzoni (ASI)

The AGILE \gamma-ray observatory sensitive in the 30 MeV -- 50 GeV range will be ideal to monitor AGNs and other galaxies because of its large field of view (~2~sr) and sensitivity. The AGILE pointing and data processing program allows to simultaneously monitor several AGNs and to react quickly with multiwavelength observations in the case of flaring activity. The large cumulative sky coverage reached at the end of a 2-year program is expected to lead to a significant increase in the number of AGNs detected in the \gamma-ray band.


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