NeXT hard X-ray telescope

Yasushi Ogasaka, Keisuke Tamura, Ryo Shibata, Akihiro Furuzawa, Takashi Okajima, Koujun Yamashita, Yuzuru Tawara, Hideyo Kunieda

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NeXT is Japan's 6th X-ray astronomical observatory following to ASTRO-E2. The launch is currently scheduled in 2010. One of the main goal of NeXT is to explore the hard X-ray Universe with newly developed hard X-ray telescope. The hard X-ray telescope utilizes multilayer-supermirror and high-throughput thin-foil optics technology. Performance of the hard X-ray telescope has been demonstrated through InFOCμS balloon experiment. This paper describes principle, design, and technology background of the Hard X-ray Telescope on board NeXT.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)148-155
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Issue numberPART 1
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventUV and Gamma-Ray Space Telescope Systems - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 21-06-200424-06-2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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