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Figaro IV: telescopio per raggi gamma (E>100 MeV), grande area (16 m^2) ad alta risoluzione spaziale basato su LST per palloni stratosferici

Gerardi, G. and Maccarone, M. C. and Sacco, B. and Scarsi, L. and Costa, E. and Matt, G. and Natali, G. and Massaro, E. and Morelli, E. and Cosentino, R. (1994) Figaro IV: telescopio per raggi gamma (E>100 MeV), grande area (16 m^2) ad alta risoluzione spaziale basato su LST per palloni stratosferici. Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti, Classe di Scienze FF. MM. NN., LXXII (Supplement 1). pp. 511-518.

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    Abstract

    We ne developing a new telescope, named FIGARO IV, for $\gamma$-ray astronomy above 100 MeV, in which the electron-positron pair, produced by photon in lead converters, are tracked in several independent planes of Limited Streamer Tubes (LST). Beeause of its large sensitive area and good angular resolution, this telescope is well suitable, and competitive with respect to satellite based detectors as EGRET, to localise discrete $\gamma$-ray sources in a relatively short observation time, to detect high energy $\gamma$-ray bursts and to investigate both periodic and random time variability on $\gamma$-ray sources.
    In this contribution we present the results on the imaging performances, evaluated by means of many numerical simulations based on the GEANT 3.15 code, for a 16 m^2 telescope, as FIGARO IV that we project to fly by means of a stratospheric balloon.
    PACS 98.70.Rz - $\gamma$-ray sources.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: M.U.S. - Miscellanea > Atti Accademia Peloritana > Classe di Scienze Fisiche, Matematiche e Naturali > 1994 > Supplemento 1 parte 2
    M.U.S. - Miscellanea > Atti Accademia Peloritana > Classe di Scienze Medico-Biologiche > 1994 > Supplemento 1 parte 2
    M.U.S. - Miscellanea > Atti Accademia Peloritana > Classe di Scienze Giuridiche, Economiche e Politiche > 1994 > Supplemento 1 parte 2
    M.U.S. - Miscellanea > Atti Accademia Peloritana > Classe di Lettere, Filosofia e belle Arti > 1994 > Supplemento 1 parte 2
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    Depositing User: Mr Nunzio Femminò
    Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2014 09:27
    Last Modified: 18 Apr 2014 09:27
    URI: http://cab.unime.it/mus/id/eprint/5172

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