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The eROSITA x-ray baffle
Author(s): Peter Friedrich; C. Rohé; R. Gaida; J. Hartwig; F. Soller; H. Bräuninger; B. Budau; W. Burkert; V. Burwitz; J. Eder; G. Hartner; B. Menz; P. Predehl
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Paper Abstract

The X-ray baffle is an important part of the eROSITA mirror assembly as it reduces the stray light caused by single reflections at the Wolter 1 Mirrors by more than 90%. The stray light problem and possible solutions were analyzed by ray-tracing resulting in a trade-off between effective stray light protection and avoidance of vignetting. Possible design alternatives were considered and the influences of manufacturing tolerances were studied. Other than for XMM, the eROSITA X-ray baffle could not be realized as sieve plates; instead a system of co-aligned “baffle rings” was mounted onto each of the mirror modules. The mechanical design is based on concentric Invar foils fixed by an own spider. The complete X-ray baffles were finally mounted to the mirror module while the alignment was controlled by optical means.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 July 2014
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9144, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 91444R (25 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056335
Show Author Affiliations
Peter Friedrich, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
C. Rohé, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
R. Gaida, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
J. Hartwig, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
F. Soller, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
H. Bräuninger, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
B. Budau, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
W. Burkert, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
V. Burwitz, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
J. Eder, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
G. Hartner, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
B. Menz, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
P. Predehl, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9144:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Tadayuki Takahashi; Jan-Willem A. den Herder; Mark Bautz, Editor(s)

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