A&A Supplement series, Vol. 122, April II 1997, 341-356
Received May 15; accepted December 2, 1996
G. Manzo - S. Giarrusso - A. Santangelo - F. Ciralli - G. Fazio - S. Piraino - A. Segreto
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CNR - Istituto di Fisica Cosmica ed Applicazioni dell'Informatica, Via Mariano Stabile 172, 90139 Palermo, Italy
In this paper we describe the High Pressure Gas Scintillation Proportion Counter, one of the Narrow Field Instrument of the X-ray astronomy satellite BeppoSAX. Sensitive in the 4-120 keV band, the HPGSPC will study all astrophysical sources emitting in the poorly studied hard X-ray band. The design and performances of the instrument are reported together with results of the on-ground calibration data analysis.
keywords: instrumentation: detectors -- X-ray: general