Chandra X-Ray Observatory

Brief Chandra Observatory Bibliography

We have compiled a list of basic references and URLs intended to be a starting point for understanding the instrument and data. It is deliberately limited to a few references for each topic and not intended to be comprehensive, just a good start.
Several articles about many aspects of the Chandra mission and CIAO - Chandra's data analysis software - have appeared in the Chandra newsletters.

Chandra Overview:

High Resolution Mirror Assembly (HRMA)


High Resolution Camera (HRC)

Advanced CCD Imaging Spectrometer (ACIS)

High-Energy Transmission Grating (HETG)

Low-Energy Transmission Grating (LETG)

Ground Calibration at XRCF

Chandra Data Analysis: Chandra Interactive Analysis of Observations (CIAO)

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