Future science issues for Galactic very-high-energy gamma-ray astronomy

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Torres, Diego F.
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This work intends to provide a brief summary of some of the Galactic science issues for the next generation of very high energy (VHE) instruments. The latter is here generically understood, as an instrument or set of instruments providing about one order of magnitude more sensitivity at its central energy (at about 1 TeV), but extending the observational window to have a real broadband capability (from a few tens of GeV up to tens of TeV); exceeding at low energies the current VHE threshold for observations set by MAGIC as well as the few-tens-of-GeV sensitivity set by Fermi. Science topics regarding populations of emitters, pulsars and their nebula, binaries, supernova remnants, stars, and their associations, are discussed.
Comment: Invited talk at Gamma 2008, Heidelberg july 7-11, 2008. To appear in the proceedings. (First page introduced by the AIP style, removed)
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