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A Balloon-Borne Imaging Gamma-Ray Telescope

Althouse, W. E. and Cook, W. R. and Cummings, A. C. and Finger, M. and Prince, T. A. and Schindler, S. M. and Starr, C. H. and Stone, E. C. (1985) A Balloon-Borne Imaging Gamma-Ray Telescope. In: Proceedings of the 19th International Cosmic Ray Conference. Vol.3. Goddard Space Flight Center , Green Belt, MD, pp. 299-302.

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This paper describes a balloon-borne coded-aperture y-ray telescope for galactic and extragalactic astronomy observations. The instrument, called GRIP (Gamma Ray Imaging Payload), is designed for measurements in the energy range from 30 keV to 5 MeV with an angular resolution of 0.6° over a 20° field of view. Distinguishing characteristics of the telescope are a rotating hexagonal coded-aperture mask and a thick NaI scintillation camera. Rotating hexagonal coded-apertures and the development of thick scintillation cameras are discussed in Cook et al. [1984 and 1985, referred to as Papers I and II respectively].

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Additional Information:© NASA/STI. Provided by the NASA Astrophysics Data System. We thank R. E. Vogt for contributions to this project. This work is supported in part by NASA grant NGR 05-002-160.
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Non-Subject Keywords:Balloon-Borne Instruments, Cosmic Rays, Gamma Ray Telescopes, Gamma Rays, Radiation Detectors, Scintillation Counters, Astronomy, Extragalactic Radio Sources, Galactic Radiation, Photomultiplier Tubes, Radiation Counters
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