Not included in this particular composite map are the energetic solar flares of June 1991, which occurred when the Sun was also very near (l,b = 180,-10) the direction of the Galactic anticenter. These solar flares were detected by COMPTEL in both gamma-rays and neutrons.
Thus, within this single field during the Sky Survey, COMPTEL has detected medium-energy gamma-ray emission from sources ranging in distance from 1 AU (the Sun) out to quasars, the most distant class of objects in the Universe. These sources were detected in the course of observations conducted with all the scientific observing modes of COMPTEL (double-scatter telescope, burst, and solar neutron modes), demonstrating that COMPTEL is a versatile and sensitive instrument, capable of carrying out a variety of observational programs.
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