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Status of the qualification model of the x-ray optics for the JET-X telescope aboard the Spectrum X-Gamma satellite
Author(s): Oberto Citterio; Paolo Conconi; Mauro Ghigo; Francesco Mazzoleni; Ennio Poretti; Giancarlo Conti; Giancarlo Cusumano; Bruno Sacco; Heinrich W. Braeuninger; Wolfgang Burkert
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Paper Abstract

The Joint European X-ray Telescope, JET-X, is one of the core instruments of the scientific payload of the Russian SPECTRUM-X astrophysics mission. Jet-X is designed to study the emission from x-ray sources in the band of 0.3 - 10 KeV; particularly to meet primary scientific goals in cosmology and extragalactic astronomy. JET-X consists of two identical, coaligned x-ray telescopes, each with a spatial resolution of 30 arcsecond half energy width (HEW) or better. Focal plane imaging is provided by cooled x-ray sensitive CCD detectors which will combine high spatial resolution with good spectral resolution, with particular emphasis on high sensitivity and spectral resolution around the 7 KeV Fe-line complex. Each telescope is composed of a nested array of 12 mirrors with an aperture of 0.3 m and focal length of 3.5 m; the total effective area is 360 cm2 at 1.5 KeV and 140 cm2 at 8 KeV. The mirror shells have a Wolter I geometry and are manufactured by a nickel electroforming replica process. The paper presents a status report of the qualification model of the x-ray optics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 June 1995
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2515, X-Ray and Extreme Ultraviolet Optics, (20 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.212627
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Oberto Citterio, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera-Milano (Italy)
Paolo Conconi, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera-Milano (Italy)
Mauro Ghigo, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera-Milano (Italy)
Francesco Mazzoleni, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera-Milano (Italy)
Ennio Poretti, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera-Milano (Italy)
Giancarlo Conti, CNR (Italy)
Giancarlo Cusumano, CNR (Italy)
Bruno Sacco, CNR (Italy)
Heinrich W. Braeuninger, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Wolfgang Burkert, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2515:
X-Ray and Extreme Ultraviolet Optics
Richard B. Hoover; Arthur B. C. Walker, Editor(s)

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