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VHE γ-ray Sky Map and Source Catalog

This webpage provides the current catalog of VHE γ-ray sources detected by IACTs. Feel free to use any of these maps for presentations or other works. You may also reference the URL of this webpage if you wish, I'll try to keep it updated as new sources become unveiled. Please help keeping the catalog up to date and direct additions, comments, etc. to  . The source lists are sorted chronologically by the time of their first detection. NEW: Redshift scale for extragalactic sources (color plots only).

VHE gamma-ray sky map


Available formats for download

All sourcesPNG b/w | PNG color | EPS b/w | EPS color | PDF b/w | PDF color | JPG b/w | JPG color
All sources (MAGIC ZA ranges)PNG b/w | PNG color | EPS b/w | EPS color | PDF b/w | PDF color | JPG b/w | JPG color
All sources (no labels)PNG b/w | PNG color | EPS b/w | EPS color | PDF b/w | PDF color | JPG b/w | JPG color
Extragalactic sources onlyPNG b/w | PNG color | EPS b/w | EPS color | PDF b/w | PDF color | JPG b/w | JPG color
Extragalactic sources only (big markers)PNG b/w | PNG color | EPS b/w | EPS color | PDF b/w | PDF color | JPG b/w | JPG color
Extragalactic sources (MAGIC ZA ranges)PNG b/w | PNG color | EPS b/w | EPS color | PDF b/w | PDF color | JPG b/w | JPG color
Extragalactic sources (no labels)PNG b/w | PNG color | EPS b/w | EPS color | PDF b/w | PDF color | JPG b/w | JPG color

Extragalactic Sources (46)

SourceRedshiftDiscovery reference
Mkn 421 z=0.030Punch et al., Nature 358 (1992) 477
Mkn 501 z=0.034Quinn et al., ApJL 456 (1996) L83
1ES 2344+514z=0.044Catanese et al., ApJ 501 (1998) 616
1ES 1959+650z=0.047Nishiyama, Proc. 26th ICRC (1999) 3, 370
PKS 2155-304z=0.116Chadwick et al., ApJ 513 (1999) 161
1H 1426+428z=0.129Horan et al., ApJ 571 (2002) 753
M87 z=0.0044Aharonian et al., A&A 421 (2004) 529
PKS 2005-489z=0.071Aharonian et al., A&A 436 (2005) L17
1ES 1218+304z=0.182Albert et al., ApJL 642 (2006) L119
H 2356-309z=0.165Aharonian et al., Nature 440 (2006) 1018
1ES 1101-232z=0.186Aharonian et al., Nature 440 (2006) 1018
PG 1553+113 z>0.09 Aharonian et al., A&A 448 (2006) L19; Albert et al., ApJL 654 (2007) L119
Mkn 180 z=0.045Albert et al., ApJL 648 (2006) L105
PKS 0548-322z=0.069Superina et al., 30th ICRC, Mérida, 2007
BL Lacertaez=0.069Albert et al., ApJL 666 (2007) L17
1ES 0229+200z=0.140Aharonian et al., A&A 475 (2007) L9
1ES 0347-121z=0.185Aharonian et al., A&A 473 (2007) L25
1ES 1011+496z=0.212Albert et al., ApJL 667 (2007) L21
3C 279 z=0.536 Albert et al., Science 320 (2008) 1752
RGB J0152+017z=0.080Aharonian et al., A&A 481 (2008) L103
1ES 0806+524z=0.138Acciari et al., ApJ 690 (2009) L126
W Comaez=0.102Acciari et al., ApJ 685 (2008) L73
S5 0716+71z=0.31Teshima et al., ATel 1500, 1
3C 66Az=0.444Acciari et al., ApJ 693 (2009) L104
MAGIC J0223+430Aliu et al., ApJ 692 (2009) L29
Centaurus AAharonian et al., ApJ 695 (2009) L40
RGB J0710+591z=0.125Ong et al., ATel 1941, 1
PKS 1424+240z=?Ong et al., ATel 2084, 1
NGC 253z=0.0008Acero et al., Science in press
M82z=0.0007VERITAS Collaboration
VER J0521+211z=?VERITAS Collaboration, ATel 2260, 1
RBS 0413z=0.19VERITAS Collaboration, ATel 2272, 1
1ES 0414+009z=0.287H.E.S.S. and Fermi-LAT Collaborations, ATel 2293, 1
1ES 0502+675z=0.341VERITAS Collaboration, ATel 2301, 1
PKS 0447-439z=0.2Raue et al., ATel 2350, 1
PKS 1510-089z=0.36Wagner, HEAD 2010
RGB 0648+152z=?Ong et al., ATel 2486, 1
IC 310z=0.019Neronov et al. arXiv:1003.4615.
4C +21.35z=0.432Mariotti et al., ATel 2684, 1
AP Libz=0.049Hofmann et al., ATel 2743, 1
MAGIC J2001+435z=?Mariotti et al., ATel 2753, 1
1ES 1440+122z=0.162Ong et al., ATel 2786, 1
B3 2247+381z=0.12Mariotti et al., ATel 2910, 1
NGC 1275z=0.01755Mariotti et al., ATel 2916, 1
SHBL J001355.9-185406z=0.09485Hofmann et al., ATel 3007, 1
ON 325z=0.13Mariotti et al., ATel 3100, 1

Galactic Sources (61)

SourceTypeDiscovery reference
Crab Nebula PWNWeekes et al., ApJ 342 (1989) 379
PSR 1706-44 PWNKifune et al., ApJL 438 (1995) L91
Vela X PWNYoshikoshi et al., ApJL 487 (1997) L65
RX J1713.7-3946SNRMuraishi et al., A&A 354 (2000) L57
Cassiopeia A SNRAharonian et al., A&A 370 (2001) 112
TeV J2032+4130 Aharonian et al., A&A 393 (2002) L37
RCW 86 SNRWatanabe et al., Proc. 28th ICRC (2003) 2397
Sgr A* GC/?Tsuchiya et al., ApJL 606 (2004) L115
SNR G0.9+0.1 PWNAharonian et al., A&A 432 (2005) L25
MSH 15-52 PWNAharonian et al., A&A 435 (2005) L17
RX J0852.0-4622SNRKatagiri et al., ApJ 619 (2005) L163
HESS J1303-631 Aharonian et al., A&A 439 (2005) 1013
PSR B1259-63 γRBAharonian et al., A&A 442 (2005) 1
HESS J1614-518 Aharonian et al., Science 307 (2005) 1938
HESS J1616-508 Aharonian et al., Science 307 (2005) 1938
HESS J1640-465 SNR?Aharonian et al., Science 307 (2005) 1938
HESS J1804-216 Aharonian et al., Science 307 (2005) 1938
HESS J1813-178 SNRAharonian et al., Science 307 (2005) 1938
HESS J1825-137 PWNAharonian et al., Science 307 (2005) 1938
HESS J1834-087 Aharonian et al., Science 307 (2005) 1938
HESS J1837-069 Aharonian et al., Science 307 (2005) 1938
LS 5039 γRBAharonian et al., Science 309 (2005) 746
LS I +61 303 γRBAlbert et al., Science 312 (2006) 1771
HESS J1632-478 Aharonian et al., ApJ 636 (2006) 777
HESS J1634-472 Aharonian et al., ApJ 636 (2006) 777
HESS J1702-420 Aharonian et al., ApJ 636 (2006) 777
HESS J1708-410 Aharonian et al., ApJ 636 (2006) 777
HESS J1713-381 SNRAharonian et al., ApJ 636 (2006) 777
HESS J1745-303 Aharonian et al., ApJ 636 (2006) 777
HESS J1418-609 PWNAharonian et al., A&A 456 (2006) 245
HESS J1420-607 PWNAharonian et al., A&A 456 (2006) 245
HESS J1718-385 PWNAharonian et al., A&A 472 (2007) 489
HESS J1809-193 PWNAharonian et al., A&A 472 (2007) 489
Westerlund 2 OC Aharonian et al., A&A 467 (2007) 1075
HESS J0632+057 Aharonian et al., A&A subm.
MGRO J1908+06 Abdo et al., ApJ 664 (2007) L91
MGRO J2019+37 Abdo et al., ApJ 664 (2007) L91
MGRO J2031+41 Abdo et al., ApJ 664 (2007) L91
MAGIC J0616+225 Albert et al., ApJ 664 (2007) L87
W28 SNRAharonian et al., in prep.
HESS J1912+101 PWNAharonian et al., A&A 484 (2008) 435
Cygnus X-1 γRBAlbert et al., ApJL 665 (2007) L51
HESS J1908+063 Djannati-Atai et al., 30th ICRC, Mérida, 2007
HESS J1427-608 Aharonian et al., A&A 477 (2008) 353
HESS J1626-490 Aharonian et al., A&A 477 (2008) 353
HESS J1731-347 Aharonian et al., A&A 477 (2008) 353
HESS J1841-055 Aharonian et al., A&A 477 (2008) 353
HESS J1857+026 Aharonian et al., A&A 477 (2008) 353
HESS J1858+020 Aharonian et al., A&A 477 (2008) 353
Kes 75 PWNDjannati-Atai et al., 30th ICRC, Mérida, 2007
SNR G21.5-0.9 PWNDjannati-Atai et al., 30th ICRC, Mérida, 2007
HESS J1357-645 PWNLemiere et al., 30th ICRC, Mérida, 2007
Crab PulsarPulsarAliu et al., Science 322 (2008) 1221
SN 1006 SNRMelitta-Godo et al., Heidelberg International Symposium on High-Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomy (2008)
HESS J1923+141PWNFeinstein et al., Science with the New Generation of High-Energy Gamma-Ray Experiments (2008)
IGR J18490-0000PWNTerrier et al., Heidelberg International Symposium on High-Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomy (2008)
HESS J1848-018WR Chaves et al., Heidelberg International Symposium on High-Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomy (2008)
G54.1+0.3PWNVERITAS Collaboration (2009)
G106.3+2.7PWNVERITAS Collaboration (2009), ApJ 703 (2009) L6
BoomerangPWNAbdo et al., ApJ 700 (2009) L127
Tycho's SNRSNRVERITAS Collab. (2010)