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Stellar x-ray polarimeter and the Spectrum-X-Gamma mission
Author(s): Igor Y. Lapshov; Philip E. Kaaret; Robert Novick
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Paper Abstract

We briefly describe the Spectrum-X-Gamma spacecraft, scheduled for launch in late 1995. The emphasis is made on the principal possibility of simultaneous polarimetric observations with more conventional ways of investigation of celestial x-ray sources in a wide range of energies. We also describe our approach to the Monte-Carlo simulations of the instrument. These simulations are needed in order to understand the performance of the SXRP instrument in actual flight conditions. These conditions will include offsets of the focal point of SODART telescope from the SXRP symmetry axis, the converging beam from SODART and others. In order to get means of extracting polarization value under various conditions, distorting perfect modulation from polarized x-rays we are also creating analytical model. This model will permit to take into account the majority of such factors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 February 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2010, X-Ray and Ultraviolet Polarimetry, (15 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.168574
Show Author Affiliations
Igor Y. Lapshov, Space Research Institute (Russia)
Philip E. Kaaret, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Robert Novick, Columbia Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2010:
X-Ray and Ultraviolet Polarimetry
Silvano Fineschi, Editor(s)

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