Searches for γ-Rays from the Crab Nebula and its Pulsar

J. V. Jelley
1971 Symposium - International astronomical union  
The Crab Nebula has been regarded as the most promising celestial object to investigate for the detection of γ-rays. γ-ray emission might be expected from either the synchrotron or the inverse Compton mechanism. Periodic γ-ray emission could come from the pulsar, but no theory has yet been developed for such objects. Searches for γ-rays from both the Crab Nebula and the Crab pulsar made by a number of groups are described. Limits have been set to the γ-ray emission from both objects which are
more » ... ly a little above the extrapolated optical and X-ray fluxes.
doi:10.1017/s007418090000718x fatcat:doi4u3io3ndivkiv5gwsth3rqi