AMEGO: Transients and Multi-Messenger Sources
J. Racusin*, A. Lien, D.H. Hartmann on behalf of the AMEGO Team
August 16, 2017
August 03, 2018
The All-Sky Medium Energy Gamma-ray Observatory (AMEGO) will survey the entire sky every 3 hours with its wide field of view and excellent continuum sensitivity between 200 keV and 10 GeV, discovering new sources and automatically providing follow-up observation for multi-wavelength and multi-messenger transient sources. Many of these sources have the energy spectral peaks in the AMEGO band, and/or spectral behavior that is not well understood at these energies. AMEGO will discover new gamma-ray bursts, magnetar flares, active galaxy flares, novae, and monitor the long-term light curves of variable sources including Galactic binaries. Thanks to its wide FoV and survey strategy, AMEGO is also well placed to search for electromagnetic counterparts to gravitational wave and neutrino sources.
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