Ioffe Institute
Laboratory for Experimental Astrophysics


The Russian gamma-ray spectrometer Konus is mounted on the Wind (NASA) spacecraft, which is currently in orbit around the Lagrange point L1 of the Earth-Sun system. T he Konus-WIND (KW) experiment observes the entire celestial sphere in the energy range 20 keV–20 MeV continuously since its launch in November 1994. Due to the absence of interference from the Earth's magnetosphere and stable radiation background, the experiment provides unique data on transient phenomena of extragalactic, galactic and solar origin.

The current section presents results of search and analysis of transient events of distinct origin in the KW waiting mode data.

Online databases:

Trigger events

Waiting-mode events

Behind-the-Limb and Partially Occulted Solar Flares

Ultra-long gamma-ray burst candidates

Multi-episode gamma-ray bursts

Current Konus-Wind short gamma-ray bursts

GRBs with known redshifts: Part I, Part II