A number of observing programs have been established to provide either regular monitoring or targeted observations specifically designed to help support the Fermi science effort. Many of the programs listed below provide their datasets publicly as a service to the science community. These data are not part of the Fermi public dataset, so their use should be coordinated directly with the project leads. Please refer to each site for data usage and/or attribution information. For more information on coordinated observations with the LAT, please contact the LAT Multiwavelength Coordinating Group.
The Radio/Gamma-ray AGN Working Group Home Page provides more information on ongoing science and data acquisition activities in support of Fermi AGN Science.
The Fermi LAT Pulsar Timing Consortium (PTC) was formed before launch to organize regular radio and X-ray timing of over 200 pulsars to ensure that accurate and contemporaneous ephemerides are available for folding the LAT gamma-ray data to search for gamma-ray pulsations. This work is described by Smith, et al. (2008), and Weltevrede, et al. (2010). For energetic young pulsars, frequent monitoring is required to maintain phase connection in the presence of strong timing noise and glitches, so this work is of critical importance to the LAT science mission. Ephemerides and radio profiles used in published Fermi results have been made available through the FSSC.
Last updated by: Elizabeth Ferrara 11/15/2011