The INTEGRAL mission is dedicated to fine spectroscopy ( 2 keV energy resolution) and fine imaging ( 12 arcmin angular resolution of celestial gamma-ray sources in the energy range from 15 keV to 10 MeV. The scientific payload consists of two gamma-ray instruments, the Ge spectrometer (SPI) and the CdTe/CsI imager (IBIS) and two monitors, the X-ray monitor (JEM-X) and optical monitor (OMC). The INTEGRAL observatory will provide the scientific community at large with an unprecedented combination of imaging and spectroscopy over a wide range of X-ray and gamma-ray energies as well as in the optical band. Most of the observing time will be open to the scientific community interfacing with the INTEGRAL Science Data Center.
American Astronomical Society Meeting Abstracts #193
- Pub Date:
- January 1999