gamma-ray telescope

gamma-ray telescope

[′gam·ə ‚rā ′tel·ə‚skōp]
(astronomy)
Any device for detecting and determining the directions of extraterrestrial gamma rays, using coincidence or anticoincidence circuits with scintillation or semiconductor detectors to obtain directional discrimination.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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