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MAXI

(Monitor of All-sky X-ray Image)
(Japanese X-ray camera on the International Space Station)

MAXI (for Monitor of All-sky X-ray Image) is a Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) X-ray camera on the International Space Station searching for X-ray sources and transients, monitoring the sky every 96 minutes. It went into operation (first light) in 2009. A follow-on, iWF-MAXI for iSEEP Wide-Field MAXI will have a wider field of view.


(spacecraft,X-ray,JAXA,transients)
Further reading:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MAXI_(ISS_Experiment)
http://iss.jaxa.jp/en/kiboexp/theme/first/maxi/
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MAXIMAXI J0556-332 

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