The most recent astrophysics mission of ESA is INTEGRAL, a mission dedicated to gamma-ray astronomy (Winkler et al. 2003). INTEGRAL carries two gamma-ray instruments: the imager, IBIS, and the spectrometer, SPI, and in addition an optical monitor, OMC, and an X-ray monitor, JEM-X. INTEGRAL is an observatory mission with 70% of the observation time available to the general astronomical community through a peer-reviewed selection process. This paper describes the INTEGRAL mission primarily as seen from the JEM-X perspective.
|Journal||Chinese Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|
- stars : X-ray and gamma-ray sources
- techniques : Coded mask telescopes
- stars : individual : Crab Nebula