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MAXIM: the black hole imager
Author(s): Keith C. Gendreau; Webster C. Cash; Paul Gorenstein; David L. Windt; Phil Kaaret; Chris Reynolds
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Paper Abstract

The Beyond Einstein Program in NASA's Office of Space Science Structure and Evolution of the Universe theme spells out the top level scientific requirements for a Black Hole Imager in its strategic plan. The MAXIM mission will provide better than one tenth of a microarcsecond imaging in the X-ray band in order to satisfy these requirements. We will overview the driving requirements to achieve these goals and ultimately resolve the event horizon of a supermassive black hole. We will present the current status of this effort that includes a study of a baseline design as well as two alternative approaches

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 October 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5488, UV and Gamma-Ray Space Telescope Systems, (11 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.551250
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Keith C. Gendreau, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Webster C. Cash, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Paul Gorenstein, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)
David L. Windt, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Phil Kaaret, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)
Chris Reynolds, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5488:
UV and Gamma-Ray Space Telescope Systems
Guenther Hasinger; Martin J. L. Turner, Editor(s)

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