COMPTEL full sky maximum entropy maps using 5 years of data have been produced using background estimates based on high-latitude observations. The Galactic diffuse emission can be studied using latitude and longitude profiles from these maps. Direct comparison of profiles with theoretical models is illustrated for the 10–30 MeV range. We demonstrate the presence of a broad latitude component, consistent with results from model-fitting studies. The method is also used to obtain model-independent broad-band spectra of the Galactic emission.
Space Science Center, Physics
AIP Conference Proceedings
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Diffuse Galactic continuum emission: Recent studies using COMPTEL data Strong, A. W. and Diehl, R. and Schönfelder, V. and Bennett, K. and McConnell, M. and Ryan, J., AIP Conference Proceedings, 410, 1198-1202 (1997), DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.53932
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