Initial Results from OSSE on the Compton Observatory
OSSE PREPRINT NO.3
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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The Oriented Scintillation Spectrometer Experiment OSSE was launched on NASAs Compton Observatory on 1991 April 5. OSSE uses large area scintillation detectors to undertake gamma-ray line and continuum observations in the 0.05 - 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.
- Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics