TITLE

The scientific role of JEM-X: The X-ray monitor on INTEGRAL

AUTHOR(S)
Lund, Niels; Westergaard, Niels J.; Brandt, So\ren; Hornstrup, Allan; Budtz-Jo\rgensen, Carl
PUB. DATE
April 2000
SOURCE
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 510 Issue 1, p727
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
INTEGRAL, ESA’s next venture in gamma-ray astronomy is due for launch in 2001. In addition to the two large gamma-ray instruments INTEGRAL will carry an X-ray monitor, JEM-X, and an optical monitor, OMC. The primary role of JEM-X will be to provide data on the X-ray flux and its variations from the targets observed by the gamma-ray instruments. JEM-X will also provide accurate positions for transient X- and gamma-ray sources observed during the mission. Together with the optical monitor, JEM-X can carry out a special program on stellar activity, independent of the two high energy instruments on INTEGRAL. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.
ACCESSION #
6029697

 

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