AAS 205th Meeting, 9-13 January 2005
Session 88 EXIST
Oral, Tuesday, January 11, 2005, 2:00-3:30pm, Sunrise

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[88.05] Gamma-Ray Burst Observations with EXIST

F. Harrison (Caltech), EXIST Gamma-Ray Burst Working Group Team

The Energetic X-ray Imaging Survey Telescope (EXIST) is a future wide field of view hard X-ray (5 - 500 keV) imaging telescope. EXIST will image the entire sky each 95 min orbit, detecting extremely faint high energy X-ray sources in an energy range that is relatively poorly explored. EXIST is also ideal for positioning and spectral studies of fast transients, such as gamma-ray bursts and X-ray flashes. With its wide field and large collecting area, EXIST will extend the Swift GRB sample to fainter sources, and to rare objects. In this poster we discuss the characteristics of the mission relevant to Gamma-ray burst observations, and anticipate some of the unique science to be carried out in the post-Swift era.

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