Jul 12 – 23, 2021
Europe/Berlin timezone

Prospects for Galactic transient sources detection with the Cherenkov Telescope Array

Jul 14, 2021, 6:00 PM
1h 30m


Talk GAI | Gamma Ray Indirect Discussion


Alicia López-Oramas


Several types of Galactic sources, like magnetars, microquasars, novae or pulsar wind nebulae flares, display transient emission in the X-ray band. Some of these sources have also shown emission at MeV and even at few GeV energies, although none of these Galactic transients have ever been detected in the very-high-energy (VHE; E>100 GeV) regime by any Imaging Air Cherenkov Telescope (IACT). The Galactic Transient task force inside the Transient Working group of the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) Consortium investigates the chances of detecting the VHE counterpart of these sources and the prospects for studying them with Target of Opportunity (ToO) observations. In this contribution, we will show some of the results exploring the capabilities of CTA to detect and observe Galactic transients assuming different array configurations and observing strategies.


Galactic; transients; microquasars; PWN; magnetars; particle acceleration

Collaboration CTA
Subcategory Experimental Results

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