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19 July 2016 Ray-tracing simulation and in-orbit performance of the ASTRO-H hard x-ray telescope (HXT)
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A ray-trace simulation code for the Hard X-ray Telescope (HXT) on board the Hitomi (ASTRO-H) satellite is being developed. The half power diameter and effective area simulated based on the code are consistent with ground measurements within 10%. The HXT observed the pulsar wind nebula G21.5-0.9 for 105 ksec. We confirmed that the encircled energy function and the half power diameter obtained from the data are consistent with the ground measurements.
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H. Matsumoto, H. Awaki, A. Furuzawa, M. Ishida, H. Kunieda, Y. Haba, T. Hayashi, R. Iizuka, K. Ishibashi, M. Itoh, T. Kosaka, Y. Maeda, I. Mitsuishi, T. Miyazawa, H. Mori, H. Nagano, Y. Namba, Y. Ogasaka, K. Ogi, T. Okajima, S. Sugita, Y. Suzuki, K. Tamura, Y. Tawara, K. Uesugi, and S. Yamauchi "Ray-tracing simulation and in-orbit performance of the ASTRO-H hard x-ray telescope (HXT)", Proc. SPIE 9905, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 990541 (19 July 2016); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2232135
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