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The ASTRO-H X-ray Observatory

Takahashi, Tadayuki
Mitsuda, Kazuhisa
Kelley, Richard
CollaborationWith : Audard, Marc / Azzarello, Philipp / Haas, Daniel / Paltani, Stéphane / Pohl, Martin
Published in Tadayuki Takahashi. Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray. Amsterdam (Netherlands) - 1st July 2012 - Bellingham: SPIE. 2012
Collection Proceedings of the SPIE Astronomical Instrumentation; 8443
Abstract The joint JAXA/NASA ASTRO-H mission is the sixth in a series of highly successful X-ray missions initiated by the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS). ASTRO-H will investigate the physics of the high-energy universe via a suite of four instruments, covering a very wide energy range, from 0.3 keV to 600 keV. These instruments include a high-resolution, high-throughput spectrometer sensitive over 0.3-2 keV with high spectral resolution of Delta E < 7 eV, enabled by a micro-calorimeter array located in the focal plane of thin-foil X-ray optics; hard X-ray imaging spectrometers covering 5-80 keV, located in the focal plane of multilayer-coated, focusing hard X-ray mirrors; a wide-field imaging spectrometer sensitive over 0.4-12 keV, with an X-ray CCD camera in the focal plane of a soft X-ray telescope; and a non-focusing Compton-camera type soft gamma-ray detector, sensitive in the 40-600 keV band. The simultaneous broad bandpass, coupled with high spectral resolution, will enable the pursuit of a wide variety of important science themes.
Keywords X-rayHard X-rayGamma-rayX-ray AstronomyGamma-ray AstronomyMicro-calorimeter
ISBN: 9780819491442
arXiv: 1210.4378
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TAKAHASHI, Tadayuki, MITSUDA, Kazuhisa, KELLEY, Richard. The ASTRO-H X-ray Observatory. In: Tadayuki Takahashi (Ed.). Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray. Amsterdam (Netherlands). Bellingham : SPIE, 2012. (Proceedings of the SPIE Astronomical Instrumentation; 8443) https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:31243

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