Soft X-ray calibration for the NeXT X-ray Telescope

Yoshitomo Maeda, Takayuki Hayashi, Hideyuki Mori, Ryoko Nakamura, Takuro Satoh, Akiko Sekiguchi, Kentaro Someya, Kensuke Tamura, Manabu Ishida, Takeyuki Osawa, Takayuki Shirata, Masaki Suzuki, Yasushi Ogasaka, Akihiro Furuzawa, Yoshito Haba, Takuya Miyazawa, Hideyo Kunieda, Koujun Yamashita, Takashi Okajima

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Abstract

We present a plan on soft X-ray calibration for the New Exploration X-ray Telescope (NeXT). Two hard and two soft X-ray telescopes (HXTs/SXTs: see Ogasaka et al. 2008 in this volume) provide images up to 80 keV with a large effective area. Following to the Suzaku X-ray telescope, the mirrors on SXTs are tightly nested to maximize the aperture efficiency. To illuminate the mirrors at all, we plan to adopt a raster scan system using a pencil beam collimated from an X-ray generator. We summarize a current status of the soft X-ray ground calibration system at ISAS/JAXA. We also review the calibration of the Suzaku XRTs since the optics are very similar to the NeXT SXTs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008
Subtitle of host publicationUltraviolet to Gamma Ray
Volume7011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2008
Externally publishedYes
EventSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray - Marseille, France
Duration: 23-06-200828-06-2008

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OtherSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
CountryFrance
CityMarseille
Period23-06-0828-06-08

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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    Maeda, Y., Hayashi, T., Mori, H., Nakamura, R., Satoh, T., Sekiguchi, A., Someya, K., Tamura, K., Ishida, M., Osawa, T., Shirata, T., Suzuki, M., Ogasaka, Y., Furuzawa, A., Haba, Y., Miyazawa, T., Kunieda, H., Yamashita, K., & Okajima, T. (2008). Soft X-ray calibration for the NeXT X-ray Telescope. In Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray (Vol. 7011). [70112O] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.788652