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First Flight of a New Balloon-Borne Gamma-Ray Imaging Telescope

Althouse, W. E. and Cook, W. R. and Cummings, A. C. and Finger, M. and Palmer, D. M. and Prince, T. A. and Schindler, S. M. and Starr, C. H. and Stone, E. C. (1987) First Flight of a New Balloon-Borne Gamma-Ray Imaging Telescope. In: Proceedings of the 21st International Cosmic Ray Conference. Vol.1. , Nakau, Russia, pp. 84-87.

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The first flight of a new balloon-borne gamma-ray imaging payload (GRIP) occurred on Oct. 15 and 16, 1986 from Palestine, Texas. Observations included the quasar 3C273, the galactic center, and the Crab and Cygnus regions. We discuss the instrument performance and present images of the Crab and Cygnus regions with 0.6 degree resolution over a 20 degree field of view.

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Additional Information:© INR. Provided by the NASA Astrophysics Data System. We thank R. E. Vogt for his numerous contributions to the GRIP project. We also thank the staff of Caltech's Space Radiation Laboratory and Central Engineering Services and the personnel of the National Scientific Balloon Facility for their excellent technical support. This work was supported in part by NASA grant NGR-05-002-160.
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