High Resolution X-Ray Spectroscopy from the Einstein Observatory

  • P. F. Winkler
  • C. R. Canizares
  • G. W. Clark
  • T. H. Markert
  • C. Berg
  • J. G. Jernigan
  • M. L. Schattenburg
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (ASIC, volume 60)

Abstract

This paper is devoted to a discussion of some results which we have recently obtained from the fourth of the principal instruments on board the Einstein Observatory: M.I.T.’s Focal Plane Crystal Spectrometer (FPCS). We shall begin with a few general remarks about X-ray spectroscopy, followed by a brief description of the FPCS instrument. The results we present here deal primarily with supernova remnants (SNRs): Puppis A and Cas A in the Galaxy, and N132D and N63A in the Large Magellanic Cloud. In addition we shall briefly discuss a member of the other class of thermal X-ray source under discussion at present; namely, to report our detection of oxygen emission from the vicinity of M87 in the Virgo Cluster.

Keywords

Nickel Lithium Recombination Emissivity Kato 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. F. Winkler
    • 1
    • 2
  • C. R. Canizares
    • 1
  • G. W. Clark
    • 1
  • T. H. Markert
    • 1
  • C. Berg
    • 1
  • J. G. Jernigan
    • 1
  • M. L. Schattenburg
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physics and Center for Space ResearchMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, Middlebury CollegeMiddleburyUSA

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