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1994ApJS...92..351G THE COMPTON GAMMA RAY OBSERVATORY N. GEHRELS, E. CHIPMAN, AND D. KNIFFEN Laboratory for High Energy Astrophysics, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771 Received 1993 April 20; accepted 1993 August 19 ABSTRACT The Arthur Holly Compton Gamma Ray Observatory (Compton) is the second in NASA's series of Great Observatories. Launched on 1991 April 5, Compton represents a dramatic increase in capability over previous gamma- ray missions. The spacecraft and scientific instruments are all in good health, and many significant discoveries have already been made. We describe the capabilities of the four scientific instruments, and the observing program of the first 2 years of the mission. Examples of early discoveries by Compton are enumerated, including the discovery that gamma-ray bursts are isotropic but spatially inhomogeneous in their distribution; the discovery of a new class of high-energy extragalactic gamma-ray sources, the gamma-ray AGNs; the discovery of emission from SN 1987A in the nuclear line of ^57^Co; and the mapping of emission from 26^A1^ in the ISM near the Galactic center. Future observations will include deep surveys of selected regions of the sky, long-term studies of individual objects correlative studies of objects at gamma-ray and other energies, a Galactic plane survey at intermediate gamma-ray energies, and improved statistics on gamma-ray bursts to search for small anisotropies. After completion of the all-sky survey, a Guest Investigator program is in progress with guest observers time share increasing from 30% upward for the later mission phases. Subject headings: artificial satellites, space probes - telescopes
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