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Colin Carlile, researcher at Lund Observatory. Photo.

Colin Carlile

Guest researcher

Colin Carlile, researcher at Lund Observatory. Photo.

Prospects for Galactic transient sources detection with the Cherenkov Telescope Array

Author

  • A. López-Oramas
  • Colin Carlile
  • Dainis Dravins
  • A. Zmija

Summary, in English

Several types of Galactic sources, like magnetars, microquasars, novae or pulsar wind nebulae flares, display transient emission in the X-ray band. Some of these sources have also shown emission at MeV-GeV energies. However, none of these Galactic transients have ever been detected in the very-high-energy (VHE; E>100 GeV) regime by any Imaging Air Cherenkov Telescope (IACT). The Galactic Transient task force is a part of the Transient Working group of the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) Consortium. The task force investigates the prospects of detecting the VHE counterpart of such sources, as well as their study following Target of Opportunity (ToO) observations. In this contribution, we will show some of the results of exploring the capabilities of CTA to detect and observe Galactic transients; we assume different array configurations and observing strategies. © Copyright owned by the author(s) under the terms of the Creative Commons.

Department/s

  • Lund Observatory - Undergoing reorganization
  • Astrophysics

Publishing year

2022

Language

English

Publication/Series

Proceedings of Science : 37th International Cosmic Ray Conference

Volume

395

Document type

Conference paper

Topic

  • Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology

Keywords

  • Cosmic rays
  • Cosmology
  • Germanium compounds
  • Telescopes
  • Cherenkov telescope arrays
  • Energy
  • Galactic transients
  • Magnetars
  • Microquasars
  • Pulsar wind nebula
  • Source detection
  • Task force
  • Transient emissions
  • X ray bands
  • Germanium alloys

Status

Published