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High-resolution spectroscopic imaging (HSI) mission

Harrison, F. A. and Boggs, S. E. and Christensen, F. E. and Gehrels, N. and Grindlay, J. E. and Chen, C. M. H. and Craig, W. W. and Hailey, C. J. and Pinto, P. and Thorsett, S. E. and Tueller, J. and Windt, D. and Woosley, S. E. (2003) High-resolution spectroscopic imaging (HSI) mission. In: X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Telescopes and Instruments for Astronomy. Proceedings of SPIE. No.4851. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, pp. 345-352. ISBN 0-8194-4630-0.

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The High-Resolution Spectroscopic Imaging Mission is designed to be the first instrument to make true images of the hard X-ray/soft gamma-ray (2 - 600 keV) sky. By focusing energetic X-rays and low-energy gamma-rays, HSI will observe the cosmos with an unprecedented combination of sensitivity, spectral resolution, and angular resolving power. HSI is based on an array of multilayer grazing-incidence optics focusing onto high-resolution solid-state germanium pixel detectors with a focal length of 30-50 m. This paper describes the primary scientific objectives, technical approach to the instrumentation, and mission design.

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Official Citation:Fiona A. Harrison, Steven E. Boggs, Finn Erland Christensen, Neil A. Gehrels, Jonathan E. Grindlay, C. M. H. Chen, William W. Craig, Charles J. Hailey, Philip Pinto, Steven Thorsett, Jack Tueller, David L. Windt, Stanford E. Woosley, "High-resolution spectroscopic imaging (HSI) mission", Proc. SPIE 4851, X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Telescopes and Instruments for Astronomy, (11 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.461280
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