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Medium-Energy Concentrator Spectrometer on board the x-ray astronomy satellite SAX: preliminary results of ground x-ray calibrations
Author(s): Giuliano Boella; Lucio Chiappetti; Giancarlo Conti; Silvano Molendi; Giancarlo Cusumano; Stefano Del Sordo; Giovanni La Rosa; Maria Concetta Maccarone; Stefano Re; Bruno Sacco; Mario Tripiciano; Heinrich W. Braeuninger; Wolfgang Burkert
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Paper Abstract

The scientific instrumentation on board the x-ray astronomy satellite SAX includes a medium energy concentrator/spectrometer (MECS), operating in the energy range 1.3 - 10 keV, which consists of three identical instruments, each composed by a grazing incidence mirror unit with focal length of 1850 mm and by a position sensitive gas scintillation proportional counter. The MECS flight instruments have been calibrated at the X-ray PANTER facility of the Max Planck Institute and the preliminary results are presented in the paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 October 1995
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2517, X-Ray and EUV/FUV Spectroscopy and Polarimetry, (16 October 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.224912
Show Author Affiliations
Giuliano Boella, Istituto Fisica Cosmica e Tecnologie Relative/CNR (Italy)
Lucio Chiappetti, Istituto Fisica Cosmica e Tecnologie Relative/CNR (Italy)
Giancarlo Conti, Istituto Fisica Cosmica e Tecnologie Relative/CNR (Italy)
Silvano Molendi, Istituto Fisica Cosmica e Tecnologie Relative/CNR (Italy)
Giancarlo Cusumano, Istituto di Fisica Cosmica e Applicazioni Informatica/CNR (Italy)
Stefano Del Sordo, Istituto di Fisica Cosmica e Applicazioni Informatica/CNR (Italy)
Giovanni La Rosa, Istituto di Fisica Cosmica e Applicazioni Informatica/CNR (Italy)
Maria Concetta Maccarone, Istituto di Fisica Cosmica e Applicazioni Informatica/CNR (Italy)
Stefano Re, Istituto di Fisica Cosmica e Applicazioni Informatica/CNR (Italy)
Bruno Sacco, Istituto di Fisica Cosmica e Applicazioni Informatica/CNR (Italy)
Mario Tripiciano, Istituto di Fisica Cosmica e Applicazioni Informatica/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. 2517:
X-Ray and EUV/FUV Spectroscopy and Polarimetry
Silvano Fineschi, Editor(s)

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