An X-ray perspective on a gamma-ray mission

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
JournalChinese Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Volume3
Pages (from-to)186-192
ISSN1009-9271
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Keywords

  • stars : X-ray and gamma-ray sources
  • techniques : Coded mask telescopes
  • stars : individual : Crab Nebula

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