Celestial Gamma-Rays — Observational Aspects

  • G. W. Hutchinson
Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 9)


The most important characteristic parameters of celestial γ-rays, such as spectrum, angular distribution and variations in time are briefly reviewed. The various ways of observations of γ-rays are listed. The experimental results obtained so far are summarised.


Discrete Source Observational Aspect Phoswich Detector Cerenkov Light Wire Chamber 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. W. Hutchinson
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  1. 1.University of SouthamptonEngland

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