Volume 411, Number 1, November III 2003
Special letters issue on: first science with integral
|Page(s)||L209 - L213|
|Published online||17 November 2003|
Letter to the Editor
Systematic effects induced on IBIS detectors by background and inhomogeneity of the spatial response *
CNR-Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica, Area Ricerca Roma 2/Tor Vergata, via del Fosso del Cavaliere 100, 00133 Roma, Italy
2 Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Southampton, SO17 1BJ, UK
3 CNR-Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica, Area Ricerca di Bologna, via Gobetti 101, 40100 Bologna, Italy
4 DAPNIA, Service d'Astrophysique, CEA/Saclay, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex, France
5 INTEGRAL Science Data Centre, Chemin d'Écogia 16, 1290 Versoix, Switzerland
Corresponding author: L. Natalucci, firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 8 August 2003
The spatial distribution of the background events may affect the source detection capability of IBIS at high energies (≥200 keV) for both ISGRI and PICsIT layers. The observed background is found to be variable and spatially structured, and in some cases its properties strongly deviate from the expected statistical behaviour. Background correction methods are then necessary to improve the quality of the shadowgrams obtained from sources. In order to perform an efficient flat-fielding the response of the detector to both source (γ-rays) and background events is investigated using data from Monte Carlo simulations and in-flight calibration observations.
Key words: gamma-ray astronomy / detectors / background / data analysis
© ESO, 2003
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