OSSE observations of galactic sources during phase 1

J. D. Kurfess, W. N. Johnson, R. L. Kinzer, R. A. Kroeger, M. S. Stielman, J. E. Grove, D. A. Grabelsky, S. M. Matz, W. R. Purcell, Melville P Ulmer, M. D. Leising, R. A. Cameron, G. V. Jung

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Abstract

The Oriented Scintillation Spectrometer Experiment (OSSE) on the COMPTON Gamma Ray Observatory has undertaken comprehensive observations of astrophysical sources during the eighteen-month Phase 1 of the mission. These include investigations of many galactic sources, including binary X-ray sources, pulsars, several transient X-ray sources observed as Targets-of-Opportunity, and Nova Cygni 1992. Multiple observations of the galactic center region were undertaken to map the diffuse galactic emission and search for point sources. An overview of the galactic source observations and some preliminary results are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCompton Gamma-Ray Observatory
EditorsNeil Gehrels, Michael W. Friedlander, Daryl J. Macomb
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Pages303-313
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)1563961040
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993
EventCompton Symposium - St. Louis, United States
Duration: Oct 15 1992Oct 17 1992

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume280
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

ConferenceCompton Symposium
CountryUnited States
CitySt. Louis
Period10/15/9210/17/92

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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