The isotope identification with the solid-state track detector (SSTD) newly developed for the observation of heavy cosmic ray particles was performed using 56Fe and 55Fe ions with 460 MeV/nucleon. Mass resolution for iron isotope was thus improved to ∼ 0.20 amu in rms. The high speed automatic system of microscope analyzer was also developed to scan and analyze tracks formed by heavy ions in SSTD. The combination of isotope telescope consisting of SSTD with the high speed scanning system enables us to realize a large-scaled observation for trans-iron galactic cosmic rays (GCRs).
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