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A sounding rocket payload for x-ray observations of the Cygnus Loop
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Paper Abstract

We present a new sounding rocket payload that will perform high resolution (R~100) x-ray spectroscopy of diffuse celestial x-ray sources. The instrument features a new geometry that allows for high resolution along with high throughput. A wire grid collimator constrains light from diffuse sources into a converging beam that feeds an array of diffraction gratings in the extreme off-plane mount. Starting with launch in 2006 we can obtain physical diagnostics of supernova remnants such as the Cygnus Loop and ultimately the hot phase of the interstellar medium.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 June 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6266, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation II: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 626644 (15 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.671519
Show Author Affiliations
Randall L. McEntaffer, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, Ctr. for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy (United States)
Webster Cash, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, Ctr. for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy (United States)
Ann Shipley, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, Ctr. for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy (United States)
Eric Schindhelm, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, Ctr. for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6266:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation II: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Martin J. L. Turner; Günther Hasinger, Editor(s)

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