Science with micro-X

The TES microcalorimeter X-ray imagine rocket

E. Figueroa-Feliciano, S. R. Bandler, M. Bautz, K. Boyce, G. Brown, S. Deiker, W. B. Doriese, K. Flanagan, Massimiliano Galeazzi, G. C. Hilton, U. Hwang, K. D. Irwin, T. Kallman, R. L. Kelley, C. A. Kilbourne, S. Kissel, A. Levine, M. Loewenstein, D. Martinez-Galarce, D. McCammon & 9 others R. Mushotzky, R. Petre, F. S. Porter, C. D. Reistema, T. Saab, P. Serlemitsos, N. Schulz, R. Smith, J. N. Ullom

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Abstract

Micro-X is a proposed sounding rocket experiment that will combine a transition-edge-sensor X-ray-microcalorimeter array with a conical imaging mirror to obtain high-spectral-resolution images of extended and point X-ray sources. We describe the payload and the science targeted by this mission including the discussion of three possible Micro-X targets: the Puppis A supernova remnant, the Virgo Cluster, and Circinus X-1. For example, a Micro-X observation of the bright eastern knot of Puppis A will obtain a line-dominated spectrum with 90,000 counts collected in 300 seconds at 2 eV resolution across the 0.3-2.5 keV band. Micro-X will utilize plama diagnostics to determine the thermodynamic and ionization state of the plasma, to search for line shifts and broadening associated with dynamical processes, and seek evidence of ejecta enhancement. For clusters of galaxies, Micro-X can uniquely study turbulence and the temperature distribution function. For binaries, Micro-X's high resolution spectra will separate the different processes contributing to the Fe K lines at 6 keV and give a clear view of the geometry of the gas flows and circumstellar gas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume6266 I
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
EventSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation II: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: May 24 2006May 31 2006

Other

OtherSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation II: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period5/24/065/31/06

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Rockets
rockets
calorimeters
Sounding rockets
X rays
sounding rockets
K lines
Galaxies
Spectral resolution
high resolution
supernova remnants
ejecta
payloads
spectral resolution
Ionization
Distribution functions
gas flow
line spectra
Flow of gases
Mirrors

Keywords

  • Clusters of Galaxies
  • Microcalorimeters
  • Sounding Rockets
  • Supernova Remnants
  • X-ray binaries
  • X-rays

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Figueroa-Feliciano, E., Bandler, S. R., Bautz, M., Boyce, K., Brown, G., Deiker, S., ... Ullom, J. N. (2006). Science with micro-X: The TES microcalorimeter X-ray imagine rocket. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 6266 I). [62660A] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.672680

Science with micro-X : The TES microcalorimeter X-ray imagine rocket. / Figueroa-Feliciano, E.; Bandler, S. R.; Bautz, M.; Boyce, K.; Brown, G.; Deiker, S.; Doriese, W. B.; Flanagan, K.; Galeazzi, Massimiliano; Hilton, G. C.; Hwang, U.; Irwin, K. D.; Kallman, T.; Kelley, R. L.; Kilbourne, C. A.; Kissel, S.; Levine, A.; Loewenstein, M.; Martinez-Galarce, D.; McCammon, D.; Mushotzky, R.; Petre, R.; Porter, F. S.; Reistema, C. D.; Saab, T.; Serlemitsos, P.; Schulz, N.; Smith, R.; Ullom, J. N.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 6266 I 2006. 62660A.

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

Figueroa-Feliciano, E, Bandler, SR, Bautz, M, Boyce, K, Brown, G, Deiker, S, Doriese, WB, Flanagan, K, Galeazzi, M, Hilton, GC, Hwang, U, Irwin, KD, Kallman, T, Kelley, RL, Kilbourne, CA, Kissel, S, Levine, A, Loewenstein, M, Martinez-Galarce, D, McCammon, D, Mushotzky, R, Petre, R, Porter, FS, Reistema, CD, Saab, T, Serlemitsos, P, Schulz, N, Smith, R & Ullom, JN 2006, Science with micro-X: The TES microcalorimeter X-ray imagine rocket. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 6266 I, 62660A, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation II: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, Orlando, FL, United States, 5/24/06. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.672680
Figueroa-Feliciano E, Bandler SR, Bautz M, Boyce K, Brown G, Deiker S et al. Science with micro-X: The TES microcalorimeter X-ray imagine rocket. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 6266 I. 2006. 62660A https://doi.org/10.1117/12.672680
Figueroa-Feliciano, E. ; Bandler, S. R. ; Bautz, M. ; Boyce, K. ; Brown, G. ; Deiker, S. ; Doriese, W. B. ; Flanagan, K. ; Galeazzi, Massimiliano ; Hilton, G. C. ; Hwang, U. ; Irwin, K. D. ; Kallman, T. ; Kelley, R. L. ; Kilbourne, C. A. ; Kissel, S. ; Levine, A. ; Loewenstein, M. ; Martinez-Galarce, D. ; McCammon, D. ; Mushotzky, R. ; Petre, R. ; Porter, F. S. ; Reistema, C. D. ; Saab, T. ; Serlemitsos, P. ; Schulz, N. ; Smith, R. ; Ullom, J. N. / Science with micro-X : The TES microcalorimeter X-ray imagine rocket. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 6266 I 2006.
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