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Probing the cosmic x-ray laboratory with the Chandra HETGS
Author(s): Kathryn A. Flanagan; Claude R. Canizares; Daniel Dewey; A. Fredericks; J. C. Houck; J. C. Lee; Herman L. Marshall; Mark L. Schattenburg
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Paper Abstract

The High Energy Transmission Grating Spectrometer (HETGS) on the Chandra X-ray Observatory is a powerful tool for studying the astrophysical properties of X-ray emitting objects. Emission and absorption lines and features can probe the physical properties of stellar winds, relativistic jets, supernova remnants (SNRs), active galactic nuclei and the intergalactic medium. The capabilities of this instrument are illustrated through highlights of HETGS science, with examples including the jet structure in SS433, a Doppler velocity map of SNR E0102-72, and evidence of abundance anomalies in the microquasar GRS1915+105.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 March 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4851, X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Telescopes and Instruments for Astronomy, (11 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.461738
Show Author Affiliations
Kathryn A. Flanagan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Claude R. Canizares, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Daniel Dewey, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
A. Fredericks, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
J. C. Houck, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
J. C. Lee, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Herman L. Marshall, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Mark L. Schattenburg, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4851:
X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Telescopes and Instruments for Astronomy
Joachim E. Truemper; Harvey D. Tananbaum, Editor(s)

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