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First in-orbit measurements with the ROSAT XUV wide field camera
Author(s): Alan A. Wells; Anthony F. Abbey; Martin Adrian Barstow; Richard E. Cole; John P. Pye; Mark R. Sims; J. E. Spragg; D. J. Watson; Richard Willingale; G. M. Courtier; James D. Gourlay; Barry J. Kent; Anthony G. Richards; J. S. Wright; C. V. Goodall; E. R. Breeveld; Howard E. Huckle; A. J. McCalden; Timothy J. Sumner
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Paper Abstract

The main design features and the early findings of the Rosat XUV wide field camera (WFC) are discussed. The most important data on the WFC telescope and detectors are presented. The WFC operational features, observing efficiency, filter performance, thermal performance star tracker performance, and single-event upsets are discussed. The first WFC images are compared with preflight calibration data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1990
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1344, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy, (1 November 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.23291
Show Author Affiliations
Alan A. Wells, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Anthony F. Abbey, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Martin Adrian Barstow, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Richard E. Cole, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
John P. Pye, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Mark R. Sims, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
J. E. Spragg, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
D. J. Watson, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Richard Willingale, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
G. M. Courtier, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
James D. Gourlay, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Barry J. Kent, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Anthony G. Richards, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
J. S. Wright, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
C. V. Goodall, Univ. of Birmingham (United Kingdom)
E. R. Breeveld, Mullard Space Science Lab. (United Kingdom)
Howard E. Huckle, Mullard Space Science Lab. (United Kingdom)
A. J. McCalden, Mullard Space Science Lab. (United Kingdom)
Timothy J. Sumner, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1344:
EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy
Oswald H. W. Siegmund; Hugh S. Hudson, Editor(s)

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