Observation of Stellar X-Ray Sources
The limitations of X-ray astronomy due to absorption and production of secondary photons in the atmosphere are discussed. All measurements have to be conducted from rockets, satellites, or balloons. The experiments which have been carried out so far are mentioned. In the second section the detectors employed (gas counters, scintillation crystals and photoelectric devices) are described as well as ancillary instrumentation. The analysis of data obtained from rocket flights is extensively discussed. In the last section the results of the observations performed until now are presented and compared in detail. The present knowledge on extra-terrestrial non-solar X-ray sources is critically reviewed.
KeywordsGalactic Centre Crab Nebula Celestial Object Lunar Occultation Pulse Height Distribution
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