Kazutami Misaki

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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, and data processing that are related to observations. The scientific instruments, the high-throughput X-ray telescopes, X-ray CCD cameras, non-imaging hard X-ray(More)
We report the detection of a 5.8 × 10 s periodicity in the 0.5–10 keV X-ray light curve of the Seyfert galaxy IRAS18325–5926, obtained from a 5-day ASCA observation. Nearly 9 cycles of the periodic variation are seen; it shows no strong energy dependence and has an amplitude of about 15 per cent. Unlike most other well-studied Seyfert galaxies, there is no(More)
The International Focusing Optics Collaboration for microCrab Sensitivity (InFOCmicroS) balloonborne hard x-ray telescope incorporates graded Pt/C multilayers replicated onto segmented Al foils to obtain the significant effective area at energies previously inaccessible to x-ray optics. Reflectivity measurements of individual foils demonstrate our(More)
X-ray characterization measurements of the x-ray telescope (XRT) onboard the Astro-E satellite were carried out at the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan) x-ray beam facility by means of a raster scan with a narrow x-ray pencil beam. The on-axis half-power diameter (HPD) was evaluated to be 1.8?-2.2?, irrespective of the x-ray energy. The(More)
X-ray telescopes (XRT's) of nested thin foil mirrors are developed for Astro-E, the fifth Japanese x-ray astronomy satellite. Although the launch was not successful, the design concept, fabrication, and alignment procedure are summarized. The main purpose of the Astro-E XRT is to collect hard x rays up to 10 keV with high efficiency and to provide medium(More)
An 18-year-old woman presented with coughing, fever, progressive dyspnea, and diffuse infiltrates on the chest X-ray film. Analysis of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid showed 73% eosinophils. Acute eosinophilic pneumonia was diagnosed. Methylprenisolone, 1 g per day was given for three days and her condition improved dramatically. No relapse was observed.(More)
We present a detailed study of the performance of the Astro-E x-ray telescope (XRT) onboard the Astro-E satellite. As described in preceding papers the ground-based calibrations of the Astro-E XRT revealed that its image quality and effective area are somewhat worse than that expected from the original design. Conceivable causes for such performance(More)
A hard-x-ray telescope is successfully produced for balloon observations by making use of depth-graded multilayers, or so-called supermirrors, with platinum-carbon (Pt/C) layer pairs. It consists of four quadrant units assembled in an optical configuration with a diameter of 40 cm and a focal length of 8 m. Each quadrant is made of 510 pieces of coaxially(More)
A 33-year-old man with a 6-month history of rhinitis and bronchial asthma was referred to our hospital with polyarthralgia, severe anemia, hypoxemia, mononeuropathy multiplex, and renal insufficiency with hematuria. Marked eosinophilia was observed in his sputum, peripheral blood, and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF). In addition, his sputum contained(More)