AAS 195th Meeting, January 2000
Session 88. Space Missions and Techniques
Display, Friday, January 14, 2000, 9:20am-6:30pm, Grand Hall

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[88.17] Results from the First Science Flight of EXITE2

P. F. Bloser, Y. Chou, J. E. Grindlay, T. Narita, J. A. Jenkins (CfA), G. Monnelly (MIT)

We present scientific results from the May 1997 flight of the second-generation Energetic X-Ray Imaging Telescope Experiment (EXITE2) balloon payload. EXITE2 is an imaging hard X-ray telescope using a coded-aperture mask and a NaI/CsI phoswich detector operating in the energy range 20--600 keV. The instrument was flown on a high-altitude scientific balloon from Ft. Sumner, NM on May 7, 1997. During our fifteen hours at float altitude we observed the Crab Nebula, the X-ray binaries Cyg X-1 and 4U 0614+09, and the AGN NGC 4151 and 3C273. We describe our imaging and spectral analysis techniques and summarize the scientific results for all objects observed. We also compare our measured background levels to those predicted by simulations.

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: pbloser@cfa.harvard.edu

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