Towards the First Catalog of Fermi-LAT sources below 100 MeV
2017 December 12
Previous analyses of point sources in the gamma-ray range were done either below 30 MeV or above 100 MeV. Below 30 MeV, the imaging Compton telescope (COMPTEL) onboard NASA’s Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory detected 26 steady sources in the energy range from 0.75 to 30 MeV. At high energy, the Fermi Large Area Telescope (LAT) has detected more than three thousand sources between 100 MeV and 300 GeV. Since the Fermi LAT detects gamma rays also below 100 MeV, we apply a point source detection algorithm in the energy range between 30 MeV and 100 MeV. In the analysis we use PGWave, which is a background independent tool based on a wavelet transform.