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Author Johnson, W. N. ♦ Kurfess, J. D. ♦ Strickman, M. S. ♦ Murphy, R. J. ♦ Kinzer, R. L. ♦ Share, G. H. ♦ Kroeger, R. A. ♦ Grove, J. E. ♦ Purcell, W. R. ♦ Matz, S. M. ♦ Ulmer, M. P. ♦ Grabelsky, D. A. ♦ Cameron, R. A. ♦ Jung, G. V. ♦ Maisack, M. ♦ Jensen, C. M. ♦ Establishment, Royal Aerospace
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Initial Result ♦ Compton Observatory ♦ Mev Energy Range ♦ Oriented Scintillation Spectrometer Experiment ♦ Secondary Capability ♦ Comprehensive Gamma-ray Observation ♦ Large Area Scintillation Detector ♦ Early Observation ♦ Neutron Obse ♦ Na Nrc Post Doc ♦ Continuum Observation ♦ Gamma-ray Line ♦ Astrophysical Source ♦ Galactic Center Region ♦ Several Discrete Galactic Source ♦ High Priority Source ♦ First Month
Abstract The Oriented Scintillation Spectrometer Experiment (OSSE) was launched on NASA's Compton Observatory on 1991 April 5. OSSE uses large area scintillation detectors to undertake gamma-ray line and continuum observations in the 0:05 \Gamma 10 MeV energy range. During the first months of the mission, OSSE has obtained observations on a number of high priority sources including AGNs, SN1991T, the galactic center region, and several discrete galactic sources. The capabilities and performance of OSSE are discussed and initial results for several of the early observations are presented. 1 NAS/NRC Post Doc 1 Introduction The Oriented Scintillation Spectrometer Experiment (OSSE) is one of four experiments on NASA's Arthur Holly Compton Gamma Ray Observatory (GRO) satellite. OSSE has been designed to undertake comprehensive gamma-ray observations of astrophysical sources in the 0:05 \Gamma 10 MeV energy range. The instrument also has secondary capabilities for gamma-ray and neutron obse...
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Publisher Date 1993-01-01