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CUBIC: x-ray CCD spectroscopy of the diffuse x-ray background
Author(s): David N. Burrows; Mark A. Skinner; Patrick Sean Broos; Mark A. Catalano; Laura J. Cawley; Eric J. Cocklin; Leland G. Engel; Timothy J. Entingh; Gordon P. Garmire; Roland Green; Diego Janches; Douglas A. Kelly; Jeffrey A. Mendenhall; John A. Nousek; David H. Lumb; Andrew D. Holland; Peter J. Pool
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Paper Abstract

The cosmic unresolved background instrument using CCDs (CUBIC) is currently scheduled for launch on the Argentine/US SAC-B satellite late this year. This instrument is designed to perform moderate resolution nondispersive x-ray spectroscopy of the diffuse x-ray background over the band 0.2 - 10.0 keV using state-of-the-art photon-counting CCDs. The instrument is optimized for spectroscopy of diffuse emission with a field of view of 5 degrees by 5 degrees below 1 keV and 10 degrees by 10 degrees above 3 keV. Observations will typically last 1 - 3 days, and will obtain high quality CCD spectra of the diffuse background, nearby superbubbles and supernova remnants, and the brightest x-ray point sources. This paper gives an overview of the instrument design and CCD detectors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1995
PDF: 22 pages
Proc. SPIE 2518, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, (1 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.218373
Show Author Affiliations
David N. Burrows, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Mark A. Skinner, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Patrick Sean Broos, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Mark A. Catalano, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Laura J. Cawley, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Eric J. Cocklin, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Leland G. Engel, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Timothy J. Entingh, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Gordon P. Garmire, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Roland Green, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Diego Janches, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Douglas A. Kelly, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Jeffrey A. Mendenhall, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
John A. Nousek, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
David H. Lumb, ESTEC (Netherlands)
Andrew D. Holland, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Peter J. Pool, English Electric Valve Ltd. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2518:
EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy VI
Oswald H. W. Siegmund; John V. Vallerga, Editor(s)

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