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(1990s German space x-ray telescope)

ROSAT (for Röntgensatellit) was an X-ray observing satellite operated by the German Space Agency, launched in 1990 and in operation until 1999. Instruments:

  • XRT - X-Ray Telescope.
  • PSPC - Position Sensitive Proportional Counters (two on board).
  • HRI - High Resolution Imager.
  • WFC - Wide Field Camera.

1RXS1RXS J160929.1-210524ROSATFirst ROSAT X-ray Survey
RXRX J0720.4-3125ROSATROSAT observation

Referenced by:
Rosat Bright Survey (RBS)
RASS/Green Bank Catalog (RGB)
Rosat Hard Survey (RHS)