Identifying the 3FHL catalog. IV. swift observations of unassociated fermi-LAT 3FHL sources

R. Silver, S. Marchesi, L. Marcotulli, A. Kaur, M. Rajagopal, M. Ajello

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The Fermi Large Area Telescope (Fermi-LAT) 3FHL catalog is the latest catalog of >10 GeV sources and will remain an important resource for the high-energy community for the foreseeable future. Therefore, it is crucial that this catalog is made complete by providing associations for most sources. In this paper, we present the results of the X-ray analysis of 38 3FHL sources. We found a single bright X-ray source in 20 fields, two sources each in two fields, and none for the remaining 16. The analysis of the properties of the 22 3FHL fields with X-ray sources led us to believe that most (∼19/22) are of extragalactic origin. A machine-learning algorithm was used to determine the source type and we find that 15 potential blazars are likely BL Lacertae objects (BL Lac objects). This is consistent with the fact that BL Lac objects are by far the most numerous population detected above >10 GeV in the 3FHL.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number23
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Oct 10 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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