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X-Ray Imaging Spectrometer (XIS) on Board Suzaku
The XIS is an X-ray Imaging Spectrometer system, consisting of state-of-the-art charge-coupled devices (CCDs) optimized for X-ray detection, camera bodies, and control electronics. Four sets of XISExpand
Chandra X-Ray Spectroscopic Imaging of Sagittarius A* and the Central Parsec of the Galaxy
We report the results of the first-epoch observation with the ACIS-I instrument on the Chandra X-Ray Observatory of Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*), the compact radio source associated with the supermassiveExpand
Advanced CCD imaging spectrometer (ACIS) instrument on the Chandra X-ray Observatory
The ACIS instrument has been operating for three years in orbit, producing high quality scientific data on a wide variety of X-ray emitting astronomical objects. Except for a brief period at the veryExpand
Rapid X-ray flaring from the direction of the supermassive black hole at the Galactic Centre
The discovery of rapid X-ray flaring from the direction of Sagittarius A* provides compelling evidence that the emission is coming from the accretion of gas onto a supermassive black hole at the Galactic Centre. Expand
The X-Ray Observatory Suzaku
High-sensitivity wide-band X-ray spectroscopy is the key feature of the Suzaku X-ray observatory, launched on 2005 July 10. This paper summarizes the spacecraft, in-orbit performance, operations, andExpand
Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS ) will search for planets transiting bright and nearby stars. TESS has been selected by NASA for launch in 2017 as an Astrophysics Explorer mission.Expand
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite: Simulations of planet detections and astrophysical false positives
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is a NASA-sponsored Explorer mission that will perform a wide-field survey for planets that transit bright host stars. Here, we predict the propertiesExpand
Diffuse X-Ray Emission in a Deep Chandra Image of the Galactic Center
We examine the spectrum of diffuse emission detected in the 17' ? 17' field around Sgr A* during 625 ks of Chandra observations. The spectrum exhibits He-like and H-like lines from Si, S, Ar, Ca, andExpand
A Deep Chandra Catalog of X-Ray Point Sources toward the Galactic Center
(abridged) We present a catalog of 2357 point sources detected during 590 ks of Chandra observations of the 17-by-17 arcminute field around Sgr A*. This field encompasses a physical area of 40 by 40Expand
Observations of Transiting Exoplanets with the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (PASP), December 2014
This article summarizes a workshop held on March, 2014, on the potential of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) to revolutionize our knowledge of the physical properties of exoplanets throughExpand