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Title: The Microchannel X-ray Telescope for the Gamma-Ray Burst mission SVOM
Authors: Goetz, D.
Osborne, J.
Cordier, B.
Paul, Julian Paul
Evans, Philip Andrew
Beardmore, Andrew Paul
Martindale, Adrian
Willingale, Richard
O'Brien, Paul Thomas
Basa, S.
Rossin, C.
Godet, O.
Webb, N.
Greiner, J.
Nandra, K.
Meidinger, N.
Perinati, E.
Satangelo, A.
Mercier, K.
Gonzalez, F.
First Published: 25-Jul-2014
Publisher: Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)
Citation: Proceedings of SPIE 9144, Space Telescopes And Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet To Gamma Ray, 2014, 914423
Abstract: We present the Microchannel X-ray Telescope, a new light and compact focussing telescope that will be ying on the Sino-French SVOM mission dedicated to Gamma-Ray Burst science. The MXT design is based on the coupling of square pore micro-channel plates with a low noise pnCCD. MXT will provide an effective area of about 50 cm2, and its point spread function is expected to be better than 3.7 arc min (FWHM) on axis. The estimated sensitivity is adequate to detect all the afterglows of the SVOM GRBs, and to localize them to better then 60 arc sec after five minutes of observation. © (2014) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
DOI Link: 10.1117/12.2054898
ISSN: 0277-786X
eISSN: 1996-756X
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2014 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. The file associated with this record is distributed under the Creative Commons “Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives” licence, further details of which can be found via the following link:
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