Talk:Compton Gamma Ray Observatory

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BATSE[edit]

Deserves its own page, rather than a redirection to CGRO. Rod57 (talk) 17:39, 21 November 2007 (UTC)

The BATSE experiment on the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory: Status and some early results has diagrams and NASA refs. - Rod57 (talk) 02:38, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

How accurately could BATSE localise bursts ?

"BATSE Operations and Data Analysis " Pendleton 1995 says the locburst algorithm improved locations from 4 degrees RMS error to 1-2 degrees. - Rod57 (talk) 02:30, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

How were bursts/events analysed and followed up ?

BATSE has detail - Rod57 (talk) 03:30, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

Info to find sources for[edit]

  • CGRO was designed for in-orbit refuelling.
  • After an on-board gamma ray detection by BATSE an OSSE detector could automatically slew to observe the calculated source region. Source direction determined in ? sec by comparing count rates between the 8 BATSE sensors.
  • fuel line/valve problems, detected soon after release from the shuttle, discouraged frequent minor orbital reboosts.
  • The early deorbit prevented meeting a mission objective of observing a major solar flare.
  • Each BATSE module had 3 photomultipler tubes as detectors.

Google finds sources for all the above. - Rod57 (talk) 00:37, 19 March 2013 (UTC)

Origin info[edit]

There is little info about the CGRO origin. -- SEWilco (talk) 05:17, 7 December 2007 (UTC)