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    Gamma-ray Absorption and the distance to Cyg X-3

    Cawley, Michael F. and Weekes, T.C. (1984) Gamma-ray Absorption and the distance to Cyg X-3. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 133. pp. 80-82. ISSN 0004-6361

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    If the effect of gamma ray absorption by photon-photon pair production is taken into account, the gamma ray luminosity of Cygnus X-3 above 1015 eV is significantly increased. This would have the effect of favoring the minimum distance (11.4 kpc) to the source.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Astrometry; Black Body Radiation; Gamma Ray Absorption; High Energy Interactions; Microwave Emission; Pair Production; Crab Nebula; Cygnus Constellation; Electromagnetic Absorption; Luminosity; Photon Density; Radiant Flux Density; Astrophysics;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Experimental Physics
    Item ID: 12620
    Depositing User: Dr. Michael Cawley
    Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2020 15:52
    Journal or Publication Title: Astronomy and Astrophysics
    Publisher: EDP Sciences
    Refereed: Yes

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