BATSE Observations of the Large-Scale Isotropy of Gamma-Ray Bursts

  title={BATSE Observations of the Large-Scale Isotropy of Gamma-Ray Bursts},
  author={M S Briggs and W. S. Paciesas and Geoffrey N. Pendleton and Charles A. Meegan and Gerald J. Fishman and John Horack and Martin N. Brock and Chryssa Kouveliotou and Dieter H. Hartmann and Jon Hakkila},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
We use dipole and quadrupole statistics to test the large-scale isotropy of the first 1005 gamma-ray bursts observed by the Burst and Transient Source Experiment (BATSE). In addition to the entire sample of 1005 gamma-ray bursts, many subsets are examined. We use a variety of dipole and quadrupole statistics to search for Galactic and other predicted anisotropies and for anisotropies in a coordinate-system independent manner. We find the gamma-ray burst locations to be consistent with isotropy… Expand

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