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List of SAX Science Verification targets

The following is the approved list of targets to be observed as part of the SAX Science Verification program.

Target exposure time (ksecs) Main(*) InstPurpose
2LMC X-354.6 L+ML,M misalignment verification (13 pointings)
3Cyg X-1 49.5 L+ML,M off-axis PSF and eff area (10 pointings)
280Cyg X-1 52.8 P+HP,H coll. transm. verif. (21 pointings)
275Crab45.0 M,L M,L energy calibration, Efficiency timing
281Crab69.0 M+HH,P energy calibration, Efficiency timing
4HZ 43 51.0 L L energy calibration at low E
5N132D50.4L L energy calibration
6Beta-Car 40.0 LUV leak test
7Cyg X-2 40.0M,L Dead-time and gain test
8LMC Field63.0 L,M Typical crowded field
9Per Cluster110.0 M,L,H,PL,M spectr/spatial resp. H,P: hard tails
10Virgo Cluster70.0 M,L Typical cluster, Spectral/Spatial response
11CAS A 50.4 L Typical SNR: energy vs position
276Sco X-1 32.4 P,H (L,M) Strong source: spectral reconstr. for H,P
278Vela X-1 19.8 H,P (L,M) Spectrum + timing
13Cal 87 100.8 L Soft source, Low energy response
14Prox Cen 80 L Soft source, Low energy response
15Cyg X-380.0 P,H Typical source: Spectral response, flux
279Cen X-321.6 P,H Spectrum + Timing
16PKS 2155-30490.0 M,L Low energy feature (O)+ Sp. response
174U 1626-67 70. L,M Low energy feature (Ne)+ Sp. response
18Her X-1170.0 H,P,L,M Phase spectroscopy, Intercal. source
20MCG-6.30-15180.0 M,L,H,P Intercalibration source
213C 273 180.0 L,M,H,P Insterc. Source; Simul obs XTE (+ASCA proposal)
22NGC 4151180.0 H,L,M,P INterc. Source + simult with XTE, OSSE (+ASCA proposal)
23Cyg Region120.0 W Pointing/misalignment WFC (Cyg X-1/2/3)
59Crab102.0 W PSF - Spectral calib - Timing
60GX301-2100.0 W PSF + Hard spectrum
61Cen Region 120.0 W timing
62Gal Center 360 W Crowded field+background field for H,P,L,M

A list of reserve targets is given below

Target RA(2000)Dec(2000) exposure time Main Instrument
Beta Cet 00 43 34.5 -17 59 14 1.00E+05 LECS
EXO 0748-67 07 48 33.8-67 45 085.00E+04 LECS
Mkn 42111 04 28.738 11 481.00E+05 MECS
Coma Cluster12 59 34.727 56 521.20E+05 MECS