Tuesday, April 30, 2013

1304.7372 (Miranda Jackson et al.)

Balloon-borne hard X-ray astronomy with PoGOLite: Opening a new window on the universe    [PDF]

Miranda Jackson, PoGOLite Collaboration
High energy polarization can be an indication of geometry, orientation, and other physical phenomena for a variety of sources, but has heretofore been a virtually unmeasured phenomenon. PoGOLite is a balloon-borne instrument intended to measure the polarization of X-rays between 25 and 100 keV. The pathfinder version of the instrument is scheduled to be launched from northern Sweden in summer 2013. The primary targets are the Crab pulsar and nebula and Cygnus X-1.
View original: http://arxiv.org/abs/1304.7372

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