Colibrì is Canada's flagship X-ray observatory, proposed to have multiple aperture X-ray optics with cryogenically cooled transition-edge detectors for achieving high-energy and high-time resolution, as well as high throughput and sensitivity in the 0.1-15 keV range. These specifications are tuned to capture the evolving spectral signatures of the bright accretion flows of black holes and neutron stars, and probe outflows on all scales along the line-of-sight. We will highlight exciting case studies that illustrate the promise of Colibrì to fill a focussed niche within the cohort of future proposed X-ray missions.
44th COSPAR Scientific Assembly. Held 16-24 July
- Pub Date:
- July 2022