Title

Strong gamma-ray bursts observed by COMPTEL during its second year of operation

Abstract

The imaging Compton telescope COMPTEL onboard the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory can localize gamma-ray bursts occurring inside its ∼1 sr field-of-view in the energy range from 0.75 to 30 MeV with location accuracy of ∼1°. Additional time-resolved spectral measurements in the energy range 0.1 to 10 MeV are made by individual COMPTEL ‘burst’ detectors. During its second year of operation. COMPTEL observed several gamma-ray bursts. Locations of five strong bursts (including the rapidly imaged events GRB 930131 and GRB 930309) are presented here along with the findings from preliminary spectral analysis.

Department

Physics

Publication Date

5-1995

Journal Title

Advances in Space Research

Publisher

Elsevier

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1016/0273-1177(94)00054-5

Document Type

Article

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