Jul 12 – 23, 2021
Europe/Berlin timezone

Galactic Science with the Southern Wide-field Gamma-ray Observatory

Jul 12, 2021, 6:00 PM
1h 30m


Poster GAI | Gamma Ray Indirect Discussion


Ruben Lopez-Coto (INFN Padova)


The Southern Wide-field Gamma-ray Observatory is a proposed ground-based gamma-ray detector that will be located in the Southern Hemisphere and is currently in its design phase. In this contribution, we will outline the prospects for Galactic science with this Observatory. Particular focus will be given to the detectability of extended sources, such as gamma-ray halos around pulsars; optimisation of the angular resolution to mitigate source confusion between known TeV sources; and studies of the energy resolution and sensitivity required to study the spectral features of PeVatrons at the highest energies. Such a facility will ideally complement contemporaneous observatories in studies of high energy astrophysical processes in our Galaxy.

Collaboration SWGO
Subcategory Future projects

Primary author

Ruben Lopez-Coto (INFN Padova)


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