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Optical monitor of the JET-X on the Spectrum X-Gamma
Author(s): Elio Antonello; Oberto Citterio; A. Perenzoni; Ennio Poretti; A. Landi; Andrea Novi; G. Simoncini
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Paper Abstract

The Optical Monitor is an ancillary instrument of the JET-X experiment on board of the satellite SPECTRUM-X-GAMMA. It consists of a Ritchey-Chretien telescope with an aperture of 230 mm, and two CCD detectors. The scientific objectives are the observations in the optical and UV band simultaneously with X-ray observations, the real time identification of X- ray sources with Mv <EQ 22 and detection of their variability, the improvement of the post-facto spacecraft attitude reconstruction (as a backup of the Attitude Monitor), and the serendipitous mode search for microvariability of the bright stars falling in the field of view.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 November 1994
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2279, Advances in Multilayer and Grazing Incidence X-Ray/EUV/FUV Optics, (11 November 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.193162
Show Author Affiliations
Elio Antonello, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera/Merate (Italy)
Oberto Citterio, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera/Merate (Italy)
A. Perenzoni, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera/Merate (Italy)
Ennio Poretti, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera/Merate (Italy)
A. Landi, Officine Galileo (Italy)
Andrea Novi, Officine Galileo (Italy)
G. Simoncini, Officine Galileo (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2279:
Advances in Multilayer and Grazing Incidence X-Ray/EUV/FUV Optics
Richard B. Hoover; Arthur B. C. Walker Jr., Editor(s)

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