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The Soft X-ray Imager on Hitomi

The Soft X-ray Imager on Hitomi


Date: 02 February 2016
Satellite: Hitomi
Depicts: Soft X-ray Imager (SXI)
Copyright: JAXA

This photo shows the Soft X-ray Imager (SXI) on the Hitomi satellite.

The Soft X-ray Imager (SXI) is a wide-field imaging system, receiving light from one of the two Soft X-ray Telescopes, SXT-1. The detector, an X-ray sensitive silicon CCD camera, records photons with energy between 0.4 keV and 12 keV and can operate at temperatures around 153 K.

Hitomi (known as ASTRO-H prior to launch) is a high-energy astrophysics space observatory, developed by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in collaboration with institutions in Japan, the US, Canada, and Europe.

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