11 October 2004 MAXIM: the black hole imager
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The Beyond Einstein Program in NASA's Office of Space Science Structure and Evolution of the Universe theme spells out the top level scientific requirements for a Black Hole Imager in its strategic plan. The MAXIM mission will provide better than one tenth of a microarcsecond imaging in the X-ray band in order to satisfy these requirements. We will overview the driving requirements to achieve these goals and ultimately resolve the event horizon of a supermassive black hole. We will present the current status of this effort that includes a study of a baseline design as well as two alternative approaches
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Keith C. Gendreau, Webster C. Cash, Paul Gorenstein, David L. Windt, Phil Kaaret, Chris Reynolds, "MAXIM: the black hole imager", Proc. SPIE 5488, UV and Gamma-Ray Space Telescope Systems, (11 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.551250; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.551250
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X-rays

Interferometers

X-ray optics

Sensors

Imaging systems

Spatial resolution

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