With a decade of gamma-ray data from the Fermi-LAT telescope, we can now hope to answer how well we know the local Universe at gamma-ray frequencies. On the other hand, with gamma-ray data alone it is not possible to directly access the distance of the emission and to point out the origin of unresolved sources. This obstacle can be overcome by cross-correlating the gamma-ray data with catalogs of objects with well-determined redshifts and positions. In this work, we cross-correlate Fermi-LAT skymaps with the 2MPZ catalog to study the local z<0.2 gamma-ray Universe, where about ten percent of the total unresolved gamma-ray background is produced. We find the signal to be dominated by AGN emissions, while star forming galaxies provide a subdominant contribution. Possible hints for a particle DM signal are discussed.

Characterizing the local gamma-ray Universe via angular cross-correlations

Ammazzalorso, Simone;Fornengo, Nicolao;Regis, Marco
2018

Abstract

With a decade of gamma-ray data from the Fermi-LAT telescope, we can now hope to answer how well we know the local Universe at gamma-ray frequencies. On the other hand, with gamma-ray data alone it is not possible to directly access the distance of the emission and to point out the origin of unresolved sources. This obstacle can be overcome by cross-correlating the gamma-ray data with catalogs of objects with well-determined redshifts and positions. In this work, we cross-correlate Fermi-LAT skymaps with the 2MPZ catalog to study the local z<0.2 gamma-ray Universe, where about ten percent of the total unresolved gamma-ray background is produced. We find the signal to be dominated by AGN emissions, while star forming galaxies provide a subdominant contribution. Possible hints for a particle DM signal are discussed.
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https://arxiv.org/abs/1808.09225
Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
Ammazzalorso, Simone; Fornengo, Nicolao; Horiuchi, Shunsaku; Regis, Marco
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