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Advanced X-Ray Astrophysics Facility (AXAF)
Author(s): Martin C. Weisskopf; Stephen L. O'Dell; Leon P. Van Speybroeck
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Paper Abstract

AXAF is an x-ray observatory designed to study x-ray emission from al categories of astronomical objects, from normal stars to quasars. AXAF has broad scientific objectives and outstanding capability to provide high resolution images, spectrometric imaging and high resolution dispersive spectroscopy over the energy bandwidth from 0.1 to 10-keV. This is a significant year in the development of AXAF, to be launched in late 1998. Major elements of the observatory, the optics and the scientific instruments, are now nearing completion in preparation for calibration later this year.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 July 1996
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2805, Multilayer and Grazing Incidence X-Ray/EUV Optics III, (19 July 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.245079
Show Author Affiliations
Martin C. Weisskopf, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Stephen L. O'Dell, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Leon P. Van Speybroeck, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2805:
Multilayer and Grazing Incidence X-Ray/EUV Optics III
Richard B. Hoover; Arthur B. C. Walker, Editor(s)

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