HAWC TeV "Star Chart"

This image shows the current sky above the HAWC detector. Plotted are bodies such as the Sun and Moon, as well as known sources of TeV gamma rays from TeVCat. To keep the figure readable, dim sources (defined as objects with a TeV flux <2.5% of the flux of the Crab Nebula) have been omitted.

The data are plotted in local coordinates in an orthographic projection, so that the center of the image corresponds to the HAWC zenith. The concentric circles indicate lines of constant elevation in increments of 10°. The light blue ring at the edge of the sky chart indicates a region of the sky that is above the horizon, but where HAWC has poor sensitivity (zenith >50° / elevation <40°).

HAWC Star Chart