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Soft x-ray calibration for the NeXT x-ray telescope
Author(s): Yoshitomo Maeda; Takayuki Hayashi; Hideyuki Mori; Ryoko Nakamura; Takuro Satoh; Akiko Sekiguchi; Kentaro Someya; Kensuke Tamura; Manabu Ishida; Takeyuki Osawa; Takayuki Shirata; Masaki Suzuki; Yasushi Ogasaka; Akihiro Furuzawa; Yoshito Haba; Takuya Miyazawa; Hideyo Kunieda; Koujun Yamashita; Takashi Okajima
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Paper Abstract

We present a plan on soft X-ray calibration for the New Exploration X-ray Telescope (NeXT). Two hard and two soft X-ray telescopes (HXTs/SXTs: see Ogasaka et al. 2008 in this volume) provide images up to 80 keV with a large effective area. Following to the Suzaku X-ray telescope, the mirrors on SXTs are tightly nested to maximize the aperture efficiency. To illuminate the mirrors at all, we plan to adopt a raster scan system using a pencil beam collimated from an X-ray generator. We summarize a current status of the soft X-ray ground calibration system at ISAS/JAXA. We also review the calibration of the Suzaku XRTs since the optics are very similar to the NeXT SXTs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 July 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7011, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 70112O (15 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.788652
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Yoshitomo Maeda, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Takayuki Hayashi, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Hideyuki Mori, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Ryoko Nakamura, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Takuro Satoh, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Akiko Sekiguchi, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Kentaro Someya, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Kensuke Tamura, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Manabu Ishida, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Takeyuki Osawa, Tokyo Metropolitan Univ. (Japan)
Takayuki Shirata, Tokyo Metropolitan Univ. (Japan)
Masaki Suzuki, Tokyo Metropolitan Univ. (Japan)
Yasushi Ogasaka, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)
Akihiro Furuzawa, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)
Yoshito Haba, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)
Takuya Miyazawa, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)
Hideyo Kunieda, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)
Koujun Yamashita, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)
Takashi Okajima, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7011:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Martin J. L. Turner; Kathryn A. Flanagan, Editor(s)

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