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Record 26 of 14407
Preview of the BATSE Earth Occultation Catalog of Low Energy Gamma Ray Sources
Author and Affiliation:
Harmon, B. A.(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL United States)
Wilson, C. A.(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL United States)
Fishman, G. J.(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL United States)
McCollough, M. L.(Universities Space Research Association, Huntsville, AL United States)
Robinson, C. R.(Universities Space Research Association, Huntsville, AL United States)
Sahi, M.(Universities Space Research Association, Huntsville, AL United States)
Paciesas, W. S.(Alabama Univ., Huntsville, AL United States)
Zhang, S. N.(Alabama Univ., Huntsville, AL United States)
Abstract: The Burst and Transient Source Experiment (BATSE) aboard the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory (CGRO) has been detecting and monitoring point sources in the high energy sky since 1991. Although BATSE is best known for gamma ray bursts, it also monitors the sky for longer-lived sources of radiation. Using the Earth occultation technique to extract flux information, a catalog is being prepared of about 150 sources potential emission in the large area detectors (20-1000 keV). The catalog will contain light curves, representative spectra, and parametric data for black hole and neutron star binaries, active galaxies, and super-nova remnants. In this preview, we present light curves for persistent and transient sources, and also show examples of what type of information can be obtained from the BATSE Earth occultation database. Options for making the data easily accessible as an "on line" WWW document are being explored.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1999
Document ID:
19990115859
(Acquired Dec 10, 1999)
Subject Category: SPACE RADIATION
Document Type: Conference Paper
Meeting Information: 12-15 Apr. 1999; Charleston, SC; United States
Meeting Sponsor: American Astronomical Society; United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; Huntsville, AL United States
Organization Source: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; Huntsville, AL United States
Description: 1p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: CATALOGS (PUBLICATIONS); GAMMA RAY BURSTS; SPACEBORNE ASTRONOMY; GAMMA RAY ASTRONOMY; ACTIVE GALAXIES; BLACK HOLES (ASTRONOMY); NEUTRON STARS; WORLD WIDE WEB; GAMMA RAY OBSERVATORY
Availability Source: Other Sources
Availability Notes: Abstract Only;
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