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Gamma-Ray Burst Spectrometer Data


Availability: At NSSDC, Ready for Offline Distribution (or Staging if Digital)

Time span: 1978-11-04 to 1980-12-05


This gamma-ray burst data set is on EBCDIC magnetic tape, which was created on an IBM 360 computer. The tape contains rate histories from one or two detectors for each of 16 cosmic gamma-ray burst events that occurred during the time period of the data set. Each event has a history from this experiment's detector, 11 events also have histories from the CsI crystal of Hovestadt's experiment (78-079A-03), and two other events have histories from the CsI crystal of Meyer's experiment (78-079A-06). The tape has 32,000-byte physical records containing 400 80-byte logical records each. All logical records have the same format, and each contains the time of a measurement in year, day of year (Jan. 1=1), hour, minute, and second; the rate measured (counts/s); and the time interval to the time of the succeeding record (s). The data set documentation contains several necessary details.

Alternate Names


    • Solar Physics: Gamma Ray
    • Space Physics: Zodiacal Light/Interplanet Dust
    • Astronomy: Gamma Ray


    • 78-079A-15A

    Additional Information



    Questions and comments about this data collection can be directed to: Dr. H. Kent Hills



    NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
    Dr. Jay P. NorrisData ProviderNASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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