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Results from the Extended X-ray Off-plane Spectrometer (EXOS) sounding rocket payload
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Paper Abstract

We present results from the Extended X-ray Off-Plane Spectrometer (EXOS) sounding rocket payload. The payload was launched on November 13, 2009 and successfully obtained a spectrum of the Cygnus Loop Supernova Remnant. The instrument observed in the ~20 - 110 Angstrom bandpass with high resolution (~50) by utilizing an offplane reflection grating array. This payload is also the 2nd flight for a relatively new type of detector, the Gaseous Electron Multiplier (GEM) detector. We discuss the performance of these technologies in flight, as well as an overview of our plans for the next flight of this design.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 July 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7732, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 77321R (29 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857540
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Phil Oakley, Ctr. for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder (United States)
Ben Zeiger, Ctr. for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder (United States)
Michael Kaiser, Ctr. for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder (United States)
Ann Shipley, Ctr. for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder (United States)
Webster Cash, Ctr. for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder (United States)
Randall McEntaffer, The Univ. of Iowa (United States)
Ted Schultz, The Univ. of Iowa (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7732:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Monique Arnaud; Stephen S. Murray; Tadayuki Takahashi, Editor(s)

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