The X-ray astronomy experiment

Rao, U. R. ; Kasturirangan, K. ; Jain, Y. K. ; Batra, Arun ; Jayaraman, V. ; Ganage, R. A. ; Sharma, D. P. ; Radha, M. S. (1978) The X-ray astronomy experiment Sadhana (Academy Proceedings in Engineering Sciences), C1 (3). pp. 331-343. ISSN 0256-2499

PDF - Publisher Version

Official URL:

Related URL:


One of the scientific experiments onboard Aryabhata was designed to detect and measure celestial X-rays in the energy range 2.5-155.0 keV. The payload systems comprising proportional counter and scintillation counter, telescopes were intended for observations in the pointed and scan modes respectively for investigating the emission properties of celestial X-ray sources. The paper presents the details of these telescopes, their inflight performance as well as the nature of the data obtained during the first few orbits.

Item Type:Article
Source:Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.
Keywords:X-rays; Proportional Counter; Scintillation Telescope; X-ray Spectrum
ID Code:16586
Deposited On:15 Nov 2010 09:31
Last Modified:17 May 2016 01:19

Repository Staff Only: item control page