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In-flight performance of the Chandra high-resolution camera
Author(s): Stephen S. Murray; Gerald K. Austin; John H. Chappell; Joaquim J. Gomes; Almus T. Kenter; Ralph Porter Kraft; Gary R. Meehan; Martin V. Zombeck; George W. Fraser; Salvatore Serio
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Paper Abstract

The High Resolution Camera (HRC) is one of the two focal plane instruments on NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory which was successfully launched July 23, 1999. The Chandra Observatory will perform high resolution spectroscopy and imaging in the X-ray band of 0.1 to 10 keV. The HRC instrument consists of two detectors, the HRC-I for imaging and the HRC-S for spectroscopy. In this paper we present an overview of the in-flight performance of the High Resolution Camera and discuss some of the initial scientific results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 July 2000
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 4012, X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions III, (18 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391591
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Stephen S. Murray, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Gerald K. Austin, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
John H. Chappell, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Joaquim J. Gomes, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Almus T. Kenter, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Ralph Porter Kraft, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Gary R. Meehan, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Martin V. Zombeck, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
George W. Fraser, Leicester Univ. (United Kingdom)
Salvatore Serio, Osservatorio Astronomico G.S. Vaiana (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4012:
X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions III
Joachim E. Truemper; Bernd Aschenbach, Editor(s)

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