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BBXRT observations of supernova remnants

Authors
Journal
Advances in Space Research
0273-1177
Publisher
Elsevier
Volume
13
Issue
12
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0273-1177(93)90097-u
Disciplines
  • Design

Abstract

Abstract The Broad Band X-Ray Telescope (BBXRT) was designed to perform sensitive, moderate resolution spectroscopy of cosmic X-ray sources in the 0.3–10 keV band from the Space Shuttle. During its nine-day flight in December, 1990, the BBXRT observed a variety of supernova remnants and related objects. We present results from some of these observations, emphasizing the ability of the BBXRT to perform spatially-resolved spectroscopy. The improved spectral resolution and efficiency over previous instruments makes possible measurements of previously undetectable lines, and the broad bandpass allows simultaneous measurements of lines from oxygen through iron.

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