Title

Latest COMPTEL results on Galactic black hole candidates

Abstract

Since its launch in April of 1991, the COMPTEL experiment on the Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory has surveyed the entire sky in the energy range of 0.75–30.0 MeV. Here we survey the latest results obtained from the COMPTEL data with respect to galactic black hole candidates. The most prominent such object, Cygnus X-1, is also one of the brightest sources observed by COMPTEL. In addition, we report on the progress of a full survey of the sky, searching for evidence of MeV emission from other black hole candidates.

Publication Date

1997

Journal Title

Advances in Space Research

Publisher

Elsevier

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1016/S0273-1177(97)00032-X

Document Type

Article

Rights

c 1997 COSPAR