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LOBSTER: new space x-ray telescopes
Author(s): R. Hudec; L. Sveda; L. Pína; A. Inneman; V. Semencova; M. Skulinova

Paper Abstract

The LOBSTER telescopes are based on the optical arrangement of the lobster eye. The main difference from classical X-ray space telescopes in wide use is the very large field of view while the use of optics results in higher efficiency if compared with detectors without optics. Recent innovative technologies have enabled to design, to develop and to test first prototypes. They will provide deep sensitive survey of the sky in X-rays for the first time which is essential for both long-term monitoring of celestial high-energy sources as well as in understanding transient phenomena. The technology is now ready for applications in space.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 2017
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10567, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2006, 1056719 (21 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2308126
Show Author Affiliations
R. Hudec, Astronomical Institute (Czech Republic)
L. Sveda, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)
L. Pína, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)
Ctr. of Advanced X-ray Technologies (Czech Republic)
A. Inneman, Ctr. of Advanced X-ray Technologies (Czech Republic)
V. Semencova, Ctr. of Advanced X-ray Technologies (Czech Republic)
M. Skulinova, Astronomical Institute (Czech Republic)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10567:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2006
Errico Armandillo; Josiane Costeraste; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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