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M. W. Bautz (MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research), Suzaku Team
We report early results on extended 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 < 0.7 keV) and low specific background. The Hard X-ray Detector HXD) is a low-background, collimated spectrometer sensitive in the 10-300 keV band. Here we report results of observations of extended sources which demonstrate the unique capabilities of Suzaku.
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Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, 37 #4
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