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Chandra X-ray Observatory (CXO): overview
The Chandra X-Ray Observatory, the x-ray component of NASA's Great Observatories, was launched early in the morning of 1999, July 23 by the Space Shuttle Columbia. The Shuttle launch was only theExpand
On understanding the figures of merit for detection and measurement of x-ray polarization
The prospects for accomplishing X-ray polarization measurements appear to have grown in recent years after a more than 35-year hiatus. Unfortunately, this long hiatus has brought with it someExpand
Chandra Phase-Resolved X-Ray Spectroscopy of the Crab Pulsar
We present the first phase-resolved study of the X-ray spectral properties of the Crab pulsar that covers all pulse phases. The superb angular resolution of the Chandra X-Ray Observatory enablesExpand
A Chandra Search for Coronal X Rays from the Cool White Dwarf GD 356
We report observations with the Chandra X-ray Observatory of the single, cool, magnetic white dwarf GD 356. For consistent comparison with other X-ray observations of single white dwarfs, we alsoExpand
The BL Lacertae Objects
Although discovered relatively recently, the class of objects of which BL Lac is the prototype is currently the subject of very active study. The peculiar character of these objects became apparentExpand
X-Ray Polarimetry and Its Potential Use for Understanding Neutron Stars
We review the state of the art for measuring the X-ray polarization of neutron stars. We discuss how valuable precision measurements of the degree and po- sition angle of polarization as a functionExpand
The ASTRO-H Mission
The joint JAXA/NASA ASTRO-H mission is the sixth in a series of highly successful X-ray missions initiated by the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS). ASTRO-H will investigate theExpand
ON CALIBRATIONS USING THE CRAB NEBULA AND MODELS OF THE NEBULAR X-RAY EMISSION
Motivated by a paper of Kirsch et al. on possible use of the Crab Nebula as a standard candle for calibrating X-ray response functions, we examine consequences of intrinsic departures from a singleExpand
Composition of the Chandra ACIS contaminant
The Advanced CCD Imaging Spectrometer (ACIS) on the Chandra X-ray Observatory is suffering a gradual loss of low energy sensitivity due to a buildup of a contaminant. High resolution spectra ofExpand
DISCOVERY OF X-RAY EMISSION FROM THE CRAB PULSAR AT PULSE MINIMUM
The Chandra X-Ray Observatory observed the Crab pulsar using the Low-Energy Transmission Grating with the High-Resolution Camera. Time-resolved zeroth-order images reveal that the pulsar emits X-raysExpand
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