Coded-aperture Imaging of the Galactic Center Region at Gamma-ray Energies

The first coded-aperture images of the Galactic center region at energies above 30 keV have revealed two strong y-ray sources. One source has been identified with the X-ray source 1E 1740.7-2942, located 0~8 away from the nucleus. If this source is at the distance of the Galactic center, it is one of the most luminous objects in the galaxy at energies from… CONTINUE READING