The Hard X-Ray Burst Spectrometer (HXRBS)

HXRBS was designed to examine the role of energetic electrons in solar flares by measuring the variations in intensity and energy of the hard X-ray fluxes. Scintillation events in its actively collimated CsI(Na) detector were read out every 128 ms in fifteen energy channels between ~25 to ~500 keV. A circulating memory was able to accumulate relatively brief periods of data during the more intense flares with time resolution down to 1 ms. The full width at half maximum of the field of view was approximately 40 degrees.

The Complete Hard X-Ray Burst Spectrometer Event List, 1980-1989 (NASA Technical Memorandum 4332)

Note: The event list itself can be found in the year links below, not in the pdf link above.

HXRBS Event Listings, by year

FTP access to FITS files containing the HXRBS data is available.

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