Latest COMPTEL results on Galactic black hole candidates
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.
Advances in Space Research
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M McConnell, K Bennett, W Collmar, R van Dijk, D Forrest, W Hermsen, R Much, J Ryan, V Schönfelder, H Steinle, A Strong, Latest COMPTEL results on Galactic black hole candidates, Advances in Space Research, Volume 19, Issue 1, 1997, Pages 25-28, ISSN 0273-1177, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0273-1177(97)00032-X.
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