Testing the Dipole and Quadrupole Moments of Galactic Models

Research paper by Michael S. Briggs, William S. Paciesas, Geoffrey N. Pendleton, Charles A. Meegan, Gerald J. Fishman, John M. Horack, Chryssa Kouveliotou, Dieter H. Hartmann, Jon Hakkila

Indexed on: 18 Oct '96Published on: 18 Oct '96Published in: Astrophysics


If gamma-ray bursts originate in the Galaxy, at some level there should be a galactic pattern in their distribution on the sky. We test published galactic models by comparing their dipole and quadrupole moments with the moments of the BATSE 3B catalog. While many models have moments that are too large, several models are in acceptable or good agreement with the data.