Title

The MeV spectra of gamma-ray bursts measured with COMPTEL

Abstract

The past decade has produced a wealth of observational data on the energy spectra of prompt emission from gamma-ray bursts. Most of the data cover the energy range from a few to several hundred keV. One set of higher energy observations comes from the Imaging Compton Telescope COMPTEL on the Compton Observatory, which measured in the energy range from 0.75 to 30MeV. We analyzed the full 9.2 years COMPTEL data to reveal the significant detection of 44 gamma-ray bursts. We present preliminary results obtained in the process of preparing a final catalog of the spectral analysis of these events. In addition, we compare the COMPTEL spectra to simultaneous BATSE measurements for purposes of cross-calibration.

Publication Date

7-2005

Journal Title

Il Nuovo Cimento C

Publisher

Italian Physical Society

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1393/ncc/i2005-10165-6

Document Type

Article