AAS 207th Meeting, 8-12 January 2006
Session 153 Space Missions: Exoplanets, Swift/UVOT and Suzaku
Oral, Wednesday, 10:00-11:30am, January 11, 2006, Balcony B

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[153.07] Early Results from Suzaku- Broad Band X-ray Spectra of AGN and X-ray Binaries

R.F. Mushotzky (NASA/GSFC), Suzaku Team

We report early results on compact sources from Suzaku, a joint Japan/US X-ray astronomy satellite launched in July 2005. Two companion talks present other recent results and a program overview. Suzaku features instruments and telescopes developed by US/Japanese collaborations. The X-ray Imaging Spectrometer (XIS) provides high-throughput, broadband (0.2-12 keV) CCD imaging spectroscopy with modest (2 arcmin) angular resolution, excellent spectral resolution (especially at E < 1 keV) and low specific background. The Hard X-ray Detector HXD) is a low-background, collimated spectrometer sensitive in the 10-600 keV band. Here we report results of observations of unresolved sources which demonstrate the unique capabilities of Suzaku.

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