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X-ray transient monitor for JEM on the International Space Station
Author(s): Nobuyuki Kawai; Masaru Matsuoka; Atsumasa Yoshida; Hiroshi Tsunemi
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Paper Abstract

We propose MAXI (monitor of all-sky x-ray image), an x-ray all sky monitor on the exposed facility (EF) of the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) on the International Space Station. The construction of the EF of JEM is scheduled in 2001. In the present design, MAXI consists of two slit scanning camera systems: one with one-dimensional position sensitive proportional counters, and the other with an x-ray CCD array employed for one-dimensional imaging with fast readout. We plan to monitor broad categories of x-ray sources, both galactic and extragalactic. In particular, we attempt to monitor dim sources (approximately several mCrab flux) on timescales of days to months.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 October 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2808, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy VII, (31 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.256028
Show Author Affiliations
Nobuyuki Kawai, RIKEN--The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (Japan)
Masaru Matsuoka, RIKEN--The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (Japan)
Atsumasa Yoshida, RIKEN--The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (Japan)
Hiroshi Tsunemi, Osaka Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2808:
EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy VII
Oswald H. W. Siegmund; Mark A. Gummin, Editor(s)

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