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AXAF VETA test: an overview
Author(s): Martin C. Weisskopf
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Paper Abstract

Results of a battery of X-ray tests on the AXAF Verification Engineering Test Article (VETA) X-ray optics which were performed shortly after their fabrication are presented. The optics, a paraboloid, and a hyperboloid in the classic Wolter-1 configuration are the outer mirrors of what is now the AXAF-I mission. The optical elements are each about 1.2 m in diameter and 0.8 m long. The principal proof that the optics met their specification was to demonstrate that the angular resolution was at least 0.5 arcsec. The final result was an angular resolution smaller than 0.25 arcsec.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 January 1993
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1742, Multilayer and Grazing Incidence X-Ray/EUV Optics for Astronomy and Projection Lithography, (21 January 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.140547
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Martin C. Weisskopf, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1742:
Multilayer and Grazing Incidence X-Ray/EUV Optics for Astronomy and Projection Lithography
Richard B. Hoover; Arthur B. C. Walker, Editor(s)

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