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Cosmic Gamma (100-1000 MeV) Detector

NSSDCA ID: 1965-007A-05

Mission Name: OSO 2
Principal Investigator:Dr. Christopher P. Leavitt


This experiment measured the direction of arrival and energies of primary cosmic gamma-ray radiation in the energy range of approximately 100 MeV to 1 BeV. The primary purpose of this experiment was to locate discrete sources of radiation and to determine their energy spectra inthe range mentioned above. Energy resolution was expected to be about 30 percent, and directional accuracies were measured to within plus or minus 10 deg. The individual counters were a lead-glass Cerenkov counter, a lucite Cerenkov counter, and a plastic scintillator.

Alternate Names

  • OSO2/CosmicGamma_100-1000MeV_Detector


  • Astronomy: Gamma Ray

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NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Christopher P. LeavittPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of New
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