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The microchannel x-ray telescope status
Author(s): D. Götz; A. Meuris; F. Pinsard; E. Doumayrou; T. Tourrette; J. P. Osborne; R. Willingale; J. M. Sykes; J. F. Pearson; J. M. Le Duigou; K. Mercier
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Paper Abstract

We present design status of the Microchannel X-ray Telescope, the focussing X-ray telescope on board the Sino- French SVOM mission dedicated to Gamma-Ray Bursts. Its optical design is based on square micro-pore optics (MPOs) in a Lobster-Eye configuration. The optics will be coupled to a low-noise pnCCD sensitive in the 0.2{10 keV energy range. With an expected point spread function of 4.5 arcmin (FWHM) and an estimated sensitivity adequate to detect all the afterglows of the SVOM GRBs, MXT will be able to provide error boxes smaller than 60 (90% c.l.) arc sec after five minutes of observation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 July 2016
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9905, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 99054L (18 July 2016);
Show Author Affiliations
D. Götz, CEA-Irfu (France)
A. Meuris, CEA-Irfu (France)
F. Pinsard, CEA-Irfu (France)
E. Doumayrou, CEA-Irfu (France)
T. Tourrette, CEA-Irfu (France)
J. P. Osborne, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
R. Willingale, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
J. M. Sykes, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
J. F. Pearson, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
J. M. Le Duigou, Ctr. National d'Etudes Spatiales (France)
K. Mercier, Ctr. National d'Etudes Spatiales (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9905:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Jan-Willem A. den Herder; Tadayuki Takahashi; Marshall Bautz, Editor(s)

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