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Chandra X-ray Observatory

(Chandra)
(space x-ray telescope)

Chandra X-ray Observatory (Chandra) is an X-ray observing satellite launched 1999 and still in use in 2012. Instruments:

  • SIM "Science Instrument Module"
  • ACIS "Advanced CCD Imaging Spectrometer"
  • HRC "High Resolution Camera"
  • Transmission gratings (high resolution Spectroscopy)
  • HETGS "High Energy Transmission Grating Spectrometer" (.4-10 keV)
  • LETGS "Low Energy Transmission Grating Spectrometer" (.09-3 keV)

Chandra projects to carry out lengthy X-ray observation of objects have been labeled X-Ray Visionary Projects (XVPs).


(telescope,x-ray,space,NASA)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chandra_X-ray_Observatory
http://chandra.harvard.edu/

Referenced by:
AEGIS
Extended Chandra Deep Field-South Survey (ECDFS)
GOODS
NASA

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