Accession Number:

ADA461926

Title:

OSSE Observations of the 4 June 1991 Solar Flare

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GEORGE MASON UNIV FAIRFAX VA

Report Date:

1993-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

We present time profiles of the 2.223 MeV neutron-capture line and the 4.44 MeV 12C nuclear-deexcitation line derived from observations of the 4 June 1991 X12 solar flare obtained by the Oriented Scintillation Spectrometer Experiment OSSE on board the Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory CGRO. We discuss the OSSE instrument, the solar observation mode used during the June period, the data analysis technique employed, and derive an estimate of the accelerated-particle spectrum and a lower limit to the number of interacting particles.

Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE