Arthur Holly Compton and the Compton scattering formula.
A detailed description of the COMPTEL experiment and its operating characteristics can be found in the report Instrument Description and Performance of the Imaging Gamma-Ray Telescope COMPTEL aboard NASA's Compton Gamma Ray Observatory by V. Schoenfelder et al., 1993, Astrophysical Journal Supplements, Volume 86, Page 657.
A brief narrative description of the COMPTEL instrument and its main operating modes is available, including a table of the basic properties of the instrument.
For COMPTEL sensitivity estimates refer to the document cited above, or the latest edition of the CGRO NRA Appendix G, The Compton Gamma Ray Observatory as a Guest Investigator Facility , available from the CGRO Science Support Center at the NASA/GSFC.
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