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Galactic Plane Scan strategy
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Galactic Plane Scan strategy

January 7, 2013
Illustration of the Galactic Plane Scan strategy. Once per 12 days Integral performs scans in a saw-tooth pattern along the Galactic Plane. The saw tooth patterns of two consecutives scans are shifted by 27.5 degree. The inset in the top middle illustrates the size of the fully coded field of views for the four Integral instruments. Date: 16 Oct 2003 Copyright: ESA