Accession Number:

ADA461941

Title:

Initial Results from OSSE on the Compton Observatory

Descriptive Note:

OSSE PREPRINT NO.3

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1992-03-20

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Astronomy
  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE