Comptel observations of solar flare gamma-rays
The imaging γ-ray telescope COMPTEL on board NASA's Compton Gamma-Ray Obserrvatory has observed a number of solar flares during its first year in orbit. Of particular interest were those X-class flares associated with active region 6659 which took place on June 9, 11 and 15, 1991. COMPTEL is capable of observing solar flares both in its imaging mode (covering an energy range of 0.8-30 MeV) and in its burst mode (covering the energy range 0.1 to 10 MeV). Here we shall summarize the major results from COMPTEL regarding the γ-ray emission from these flares.
Advances in Space Research
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M. McConnell, K. Bennett, D. Forrest, L. Hanlon, J. Ryan, V. Schönfelder, B.N. Swanenburg, C. Winkler, Comptel observations of solar flare gamma-rays, Advances in Space Research, Volume 13, Issue 9, September 1993, Pages 245-248, ISSN 0273-1177, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0273-1177(93)90485-T.
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