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Session 35 - Proposed Instruments and Programs.
Display session, Tuesday, June 09
Atlas Ballroom,

[35.05] FAR_XITE: First Use of True Imaging Above 20 keV

R. E. Rothschild, W. A. Heindl, M. R. Pelling, J. L. Matteson, A. Quirrenbach, D. E. Gruber, P. R. Blanco (CASS/UCSD), M. P. Ulmer, S. M. Matz, F. Yusef-Zadeh, R. Altkorn (Northwestern Univ.), P. L. Hink (Washington Univ.), R. Staubert (IAA Tubingen), S. D. Anderson (Spelman College), T. Tumer (UCR), A. S. Kreiger (Rad. Sci. Inc.)

We propose to make the first true imaging, high energy resolution observations between 20-90 keV using a novel combination of multilayer grazing incidence mirrors and semiconductor focal plane detector arrays. This new instrument, the Fine Angular Resolution X-ray Imaging TelescopE (FAR_XITE) will be flown on 2 long duration balloons. FAR_XITE's combination of high sensitivity (10X better than current hard X-ray missions), good spatial resolution (<1', with 10'' localizations), and excellent energy resolution will allow spatially resolved spectral studies of: Sgr A* and accreting X-ray binary sources in the galactic center region, the hot diffuse flux near Sgr A*, weak field, low luminosity bursters, and cyclotron line shapes in accreting X-ray pulsars.

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