1 November 1990 High-angular-resolution hard x-ray imager for the high-energy detector on board the Spectrum X-GAMMA satellite
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Consideration is given to a new type of position-sensitive MultiWire Proportional Counter proposed as the high-energy instrument for the Spectrum X-Gamma Satellite. Two of them are based on high-throughput X-ray optics, sensitive up to about 20 keV. The third one, MART-LIME, is the high-energy instrument to cover the band 5-150 keV. This X-ray observatory-class orbiter comprises three major coaligned instruments. The scientific objective of this hard X-ray telescope is to produce sky images with arcmin angular resolution and good spectral resolution and submilliCrab sensitivity, during a typical observation time of 100,000 sec. The MART-LIME experiment is expected to produce a breakthrough in high-energy astrophysics by means of deep observations over a wide field of view. The missions are to produce a complete hard X-ray catalog, which is still nonexistent at the milliCrab sensitivity level.
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Pietro Ubertini, Angela Bazzano, L. Boccaccini, M. Federici, Massimo Frutti, G. Gianni, M. Manzan, R. Patriarca, Marie Eleanore Soggiu, S. Ugazio, "High-angular-resolution hard x-ray imager for the high-energy detector on board the Spectrum X-GAMMA satellite", Proc. SPIE 1344, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy, (1 November 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.23273; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.23273
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