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The gas pixel detector at the focus of an x-ray optics
Author(s): Paolo Soffitta; Enrico Costa; Ettore Del Monte; Sergio Fabiani; Fabio Muleri; Alda Rubini; Daniele Spiga; Gianpiero Tagliaferri; Giovanni Pareschi; Stefano Basso; Oberto Citterio; Ronaldo Bellazzini; Alessandro Brez; Luca de Ruvo; Massimo Minuti; Michele Pinchera; Carmelo Sgró; Gloria Spandre; Vadim Burwitz; Wolfgang Burkert; Benedikt Menz; Gisela Hartner
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Paper Abstract

We describe here the session of measurements that allowed the imaging capabilities of the Gas Pixel Detector at the focus of an X-ray optics to be assessed. Firstly laboratory measurements and Monte Carlo simulations were performed in order to study the intrinsic position resolution of the detector. Then a stand-alone test of the JET-X FM-2 optics was performed at the PANTER X-ray test facility on November 2012, showing basically no variation with respect to the results obtained in 1996. Finally a session of measurements performed at the same facility allowed the imaging capability of the GPD at the focus of this JET-X optics to be calibrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 September 2013
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8859, UV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XVIII, 88590N (26 September 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2024284
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Paolo Soffitta, INAF - Instituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali (Italy)
Enrico Costa, INAF - Instituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali (Italy)
Ettore Del Monte, INAF - Instituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali (Italy)
Sergio Fabiani, INAF - Instituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali (Italy)
Fabio Muleri, INAF - Instituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali (Italy)
Alda Rubini, INAF - Instituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali (Italy)
Daniele Spiga, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Gianpiero Tagliaferri, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Giovanni Pareschi, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Stefano Basso, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Oberto Citterio, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Ronaldo Bellazzini, Instituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
Alessandro Brez, Instituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
Luca de Ruvo, Instituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
Massimo Minuti, Instituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
Michele Pinchera, Instituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
Carmelo Sgró, Instituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
Gloria Spandre, Instituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
Vadim Burwitz, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Wolfgang Burkert, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Benedikt Menz, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Gisela Hartner, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8859:
UV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XVIII
Oswald H. Siegmund, Editor(s)

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