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NeXT hard x-ray telescope
Author(s): Yasushi Ogasaka; Keisuke Tamura; Ryo Shibata; Akihiro Furuzawa; Takashi Okajima; Koujun Yamashita; Yuzuru Tawara; Hideyo Kunieda
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Paper Abstract

NeXT is Japan's 6th X-ray astronomical observatory following to ASTRO-E2. The launch is currently scheduled in 2010. One of the main goal of NeXT is to explore the hard X-ray Universe with newly developed hard X-ray telescope. The hard X-ray telescope utilizes multilayer-supermirror and high-throughput thin-foil optics technology. Performance of the hard X-ray telescope has been demonstrated through InFOCuS balloon experiment. This paper describes principle, design, and technology background of the Hard X-ray Telescope on board NeXT.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 October 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5488, UV and Gamma-Ray Space Telescope Systems, (11 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.552364
Show Author Affiliations
Yasushi Ogasaka, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)
Keisuke Tamura, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)
Ryo Shibata, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)
Akihiro Furuzawa, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)
Takashi Okajima, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Koujun Yamashita, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)
Yuzuru Tawara, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)
Hideyo Kunieda, Institute for Space and Astronomical Science/Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)

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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