Multi-Wavelength Analysis of 13 Unknown Galactic Fermi Gamma-Ray Sources




Williams, Brice M.

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The latest data release from the Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope (the Fourth Fermi LAT Catalog) has more than 50% of the detected galactic sources yet to be identified. In an attempt to uncover the nature of some of these unknown sources, we observed thirteen sources within the galactic plane using the Chandra X-Ray Observatory (CXO). Analysis was performed using Chandra Interactive Analysis of Observations (CIAO) software in order to determine if any of these Fermi sources also emitted in the X-ray spectrum. We performed spectral analysis of seven X-ray sources, which had higher quality data. We also found fainter X-ray sources that lied within the Fermi radii and performed X-ray analysis on them. We also analyzed the available multi-wavelength data to shed light on the nature of these high energy sources.



Physics, Astrophysics, Gamma-rays, X-rays, Chandra, Fermi, Spectral analysis, Multi-wavelength analysis


Williams, B. M. (2022). <i>Multi-wavelength analysis of 13 unknown galactic fermi gamma-ray sources</i> (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.


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