New science case for the micro-X high energy resolution microcalorimeter X-ray imaging rocket

E. Figueroa-Feliciano, J. S. Adams, R. Baker, S. R. Bandler, T. A. DeLaney, D. Dewey, W. B. Doriese, M. E. Eckart, Massimiliano Galeazzi, R. Goeke, R. Hamersma, G. C. Hilton, U. Hwang, K. D. Irwin, R. L. Kelley, C. A. Kilbourne, S. W. Leman, D. McCammon, T. Okajima, F. S. Porter & 7 others C. D. Reintsema, J. M. Rutherford, T. Saab, R. Serlemitsos, Y. Soong, S. N. Trowbridge, R. Wikus

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Abstract

The Micro-X sounding rocket payload will be launched on January 18, 2011 to make the first observation of an astronomical target with Transition-Edge Sensor (TES) X-ray microcalorimeters. The 128 pixel TES array lies at the focus of a 2.165 m focal length conical imaging mirror with a 0.2-3.0 keV bandpass. The spectral resolution of the TES array will be between 2 and 4 eV at 1 keV. Our scientific program is focused on high-spectral resolution observations of extended sources. For supernova remnants (SNRs) our scientific objectives are to map the velocity structure of the ejecta, and study both elemental abundances and the thermodynamic and ionization state of the plasma through plasma line diagnostics. For clusters of galaxies, Micro-X can uniquely study turbulence, velocities, and the temperature phases of the plasma. For our initial flight, we have changed our target from the bright eastern knot to a recently discovered ejecta region in the Puppis A SNR. The target of the second flight in mid-2012 is M87, the center of the Virgo Cluster. The third flight, in early 2014, will make an observation of the Cas A SNR. In this contribution we discuss the science objectives of our first flight.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIP Conference Proceedings
Pages426-429
Number of pages4
Volume1185
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Event13th International Workshop on Low Temperature Detectors, LTD-13 - Stanford, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 20 2009Jul 24 2009

Other

Other13th International Workshop on Low Temperature Detectors, LTD-13
CountryUnited States
CityStanford, CA
Period7/20/097/24/09

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calorimeters
supernova remnants
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spectral resolution
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x rays
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turbulence
pixels
mirrors
galaxies
ionization
thermodynamics
high resolution
temperature

Keywords

  • Instrumentation
  • Microcalorimeter
  • Puppis A
  • SNR
  • Sounding rocket
  • Transition edge sensor
  • X-ray

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Figueroa-Feliciano, E., Adams, J. S., Baker, R., Bandler, S. R., DeLaney, T. A., Dewey, D., ... Wikus, R. (2009). New science case for the micro-X high energy resolution microcalorimeter X-ray imaging rocket. In AIP Conference Proceedings (Vol. 1185, pp. 426-429) https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3292368

New science case for the micro-X high energy resolution microcalorimeter X-ray imaging rocket. / Figueroa-Feliciano, E.; Adams, J. S.; Baker, R.; Bandler, S. R.; DeLaney, T. A.; Dewey, D.; Doriese, W. B.; Eckart, M. E.; Galeazzi, Massimiliano; Goeke, R.; Hamersma, R.; Hilton, G. C.; Hwang, U.; Irwin, K. D.; Kelley, R. L.; Kilbourne, C. A.; Leman, S. W.; McCammon, D.; Okajima, T.; Porter, F. S.; Reintsema, C. D.; Rutherford, J. M.; Saab, T.; Serlemitsos, R.; Soong, Y.; Trowbridge, S. N.; Wikus, R.

AIP Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1185 2009. p. 426-429.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Figueroa-Feliciano, E, Adams, JS, Baker, R, Bandler, SR, DeLaney, TA, Dewey, D, Doriese, WB, Eckart, ME, Galeazzi, M, Goeke, R, Hamersma, R, Hilton, GC, Hwang, U, Irwin, KD, Kelley, RL, Kilbourne, CA, Leman, SW, McCammon, D, Okajima, T, Porter, FS, Reintsema, CD, Rutherford, JM, Saab, T, Serlemitsos, R, Soong, Y, Trowbridge, SN & Wikus, R 2009, New science case for the micro-X high energy resolution microcalorimeter X-ray imaging rocket. in AIP Conference Proceedings. vol. 1185, pp. 426-429, 13th International Workshop on Low Temperature Detectors, LTD-13, Stanford, CA, United States, 7/20/09. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3292368
Figueroa-Feliciano E, Adams JS, Baker R, Bandler SR, DeLaney TA, Dewey D et al. New science case for the micro-X high energy resolution microcalorimeter X-ray imaging rocket. In AIP Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1185. 2009. p. 426-429 https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3292368
Figueroa-Feliciano, E. ; Adams, J. S. ; Baker, R. ; Bandler, S. R. ; DeLaney, T. A. ; Dewey, D. ; Doriese, W. B. ; Eckart, M. E. ; Galeazzi, Massimiliano ; Goeke, R. ; Hamersma, R. ; Hilton, G. C. ; Hwang, U. ; Irwin, K. D. ; Kelley, R. L. ; Kilbourne, C. A. ; Leman, S. W. ; McCammon, D. ; Okajima, T. ; Porter, F. S. ; Reintsema, C. D. ; Rutherford, J. M. ; Saab, T. ; Serlemitsos, R. ; Soong, Y. ; Trowbridge, S. N. ; Wikus, R. / New science case for the micro-X high energy resolution microcalorimeter X-ray imaging rocket. AIP Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1185 2009. pp. 426-429
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