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Calibration program for the Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility (AXAF) high-resolution camera
Author(s): Kathryn A. Flanagan; Marco Barbera; Stephen S. Murray; Martin V. Zombeck
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Paper Abstract

The High Resolution Camera, or HRC, is a set of microchannel plate based detectors designed to fly aboard the Advanced X-Ray Astrophysics Facility (AXAF), a major NASA space observatory. It will undergo a series of calibration tests before launch in September 1998. The overall calibration is planned in three phases: tests performed before delivery, end-to-end testing at Marshall Space Flight Center, and post launch calibration observations. In this paper, we examine the planned calibration program for the HRC, focusing on laboratory and synchrotron tests to be made before delivery.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 September 1994
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 2280, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy V, (16 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.186816
Show Author Affiliations
Kathryn A. Flanagan, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Marco Barbera, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics and Istituto e Osservatorio Astronomico G.S. Vai (Italy)
Stephen S. Murray, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Martin V. Zombeck, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2280:
EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy V
Oswald H. W. Siegmund; John V. Vallerga, Editor(s)

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