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The Fourth IBIS/ISGRI Soft Gamma-ray Survey Catalog

Abstract : In this paper, we report on the fourth soft gamma-ray source catalog obtained with the IBIS gamma-ray imager on board the INTEGRAL satellite. The scientific data set is based on more than 70 Ms of high-quality observations performed during the first five and a half years of the Core Program and public observations. Compared to previous IBIS surveys, this catalog includes a substantially increased coverage of extragalactic fields, and comprises more than 700 high-energy sources detected in the energy range 17-100 keV, including both transients and faint persistent objects that can only be revealed with longer exposure times. A comparison is provided with the latest Swift/BAT survey results. Based on observations with INTEGRAL, an ESA project with instruments and Science Data Centre funded by ESA member states (especially the PI countries: Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Spain), Czech Republic, and Poland, and with the participation of Russia and the USA.
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A. J. Bird, A. Bazzano, L. Bassani, F. Capitanio, M. Fiocchi, et al.. The Fourth IBIS/ISGRI Soft Gamma-ray Survey Catalog. Astrophysical Journal Supplement, American Astronomical Society, 2010, 186, pp.1-9. ⟨10.1088/0067-0049/186/1/1⟩. ⟨in2p3-00670188⟩

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