Capability and strategy of the X-ray afterglow observation with Suzaku

M. S. Tashiro, T. Murakami, A. Yoshida, N. Kawai, John Andrew Nousek, L. Angelini, J. L. Kaluzienski, L. R. Kelley, K. Kinugasa, K. Nakazawa, N. J. Reeves, G. Ricker, M. Suzuki, T. Takahashi, T. Tamagawa, K. Torii, Y. Ueda, Y. Urata, K. Yamaoka, M. YamauchiD. Yonetoku

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Abstract

The Japanese X-ray astronomical satellite Suzaku launched in July 2005 is equipped with two kinds of X-ray instruments for the wide-band spectroscopy. The X-ray CCD cameras (XIS) cover 0.3 to 12 keV with the energy resolution of 120 eV at 6 keV. The Hard X-ray Detector (HXD) consisting of well-type phoswitch counters covers 40-600 keV. With these instruments, we organized a team for quick follow-up observations of gamma-ray bursts, aiming to observe the afterglow phase transition and to search for spectral features with the wide band X-ray instruments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1597-1598
Number of pages2
JournalNuovo Cimento della Societa Italiana di Fisica B
Volume121
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2006

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Tashiro, M. S., Murakami, T., Yoshida, A., Kawai, N., Nousek, J. A., Angelini, L., ... Yonetoku, D. (2006). Capability and strategy of the X-ray afterglow observation with Suzaku. Nuovo Cimento della Societa Italiana di Fisica B, 121(12), 1597-1598. https://doi.org/10.1393/ncb/i2007-10323-9