Introduction to MAXI. Naoki Isobe 1 and MAXI Team 1,2,3,4,5,6 1 RIKEN , 2 JAXA, 3 Osaka Univ., 4 Tokoy Tech. Univ., 5 Aoyama Gakuin Univ. 6 Nihon Uni. MAXI team. Jet. Super massive BH. Black hole. Accretion disk. Companion star. Active galactic nucleus (AGN). Compact objects
Naoki Isobe1and MAXI Team1,2,3,4,5,6
1RIKEN, 2JAXA, 3Osaka Univ.,
4Tokoy Tech. Univ., 5Aoyama Gakuin Univ. 6Nihon Uni.
Active galactic nucleus (AGN)
(Black holes, Neutron stars)X-ray Sources
MAXI is the ideal instrument !!
MAXIMonitor of All sky X-ray Image; MAXI
field of view
Narrow rectangular field of view on the skyA concept of slit camera
X-ray source 1
X-ray source 2
A combination of position sensitive detector, collimator and slit
MAXI has two identical field of view, toward forward and zenith direction.
A unit of GSC
Xe gas (1.4 atm)
Carbon anodes (10 mm)
Be entrance (100 mm)
(A4 paper size)
A unit of SSC
(shown without slit and collimators)
⇒ Map of emission lines
1 orbit (96 min)
Previous all sky monitors
(AGNs, Clusters)Targets of MAXI
1 orbit scan (96 min)
1 dayAll sky X-ray Image with MAXI
Data relay satellite
50-70% of data is transferred in real time
MAXI is an all sky X-ray monitor on the International Space station.
MAXI will be launched in 2008, with a mission life of 2 years.
MAXI carries two X-ray detectors;
GSC (proportional counters) and SSC (CCDs)
MAXI has very high sensitivity, to detect more than 1000 X-ray sources, especially AGNs.
MAXI alerts X-ray transients almost in real time.
We need tight collaborations for quick follow up observation.
Please contact me, or the mission leader ; Dr. M. Matsuoka (matsuoka.mas[email protected])Summary