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The ASTRO-D X-Ray Astronomy Mission
Author(s): K. Koyama
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Paper Abstract

ASTRO-D is the next X-ray mission in Japan. The main instrument of ASTRO-D is 4 sets of thin foil conical mirrors with focal plane detectors of CCDs and Imaging Gas Scintillation Proportional Counters (IGSPC). The total effective area of the 4 mirrors is about 500 cm2 at 6 - 7 keV, with energy resolutions about 2% (FWHM) and 8% (FWHM) at 6 keV for CCD and IGSPC, respectively. The spatial resolution of the mirror is 2-3 arcmin in half power diameter, having a field of view of about 30 arcmin diameter. ASTRO-D will provide us with a unique and powerful capability to study high energy astrophysics in the early 1990s.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 November 1989
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1159, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy and Atomic Physics, (27 November 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.962607
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K. Koyama, Nagoya University (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1159:
EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy and Atomic Physics
Charles J. Hailey; Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Editor(s)

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