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In-orbit performance and calibration of the High-Pressure Gas Scintillation Proportional Counter on board the BeppoSAX satellite
Author(s): Andrea E. Santangelo; S. Piraino; Alberto Segreto; G. Fazio; Salvatore Giarrusso
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Paper Abstract

The high pressure gas scintillation proportional counter, HPGSPC, was launched on April 30, 1996, as part of the narrow field instruments package of the satellite for x-ray astronomy BeppoSAX. Sensitive in the 4 - 100 keV band it fills the gap between the LECS, MECS and PDS instruments, making BeppoSAX a real wide band satellite. In the following paper we present performance and calibration results on in-flight energy response, spectral and timing capabilities, in-orbit background.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 1997
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3114, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy VIII, (15 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.283797
Show Author Affiliations
Andrea E. Santangelo, Istituto di Fisica Cosmica ed Applicazione dell'Informatica (Italy)
S. Piraino, Istituto di Fisica Cosmica ed Applicazione dell'Informatica (Italy)
Alberto Segreto, Istituto di Fisica Cosmica ed Applicazione dell'Informatica (Italy)
G. Fazio, Istituto di Fisica Cosmica ed Applicazione dell'Informatica (Italy)
Salvatore Giarrusso, Istituto di Fisica Cosmica ed Applicazione dell'Informatica (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3114:
EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy VIII
Oswald H. W. Siegmund; Mark A. Gummin, Editor(s)

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