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Calibration of the AXAF-HRC UV/ion shields at Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo G.S. Vaiana: I -instrumental setup
Author(s): Alfonso Collura; Marco Barbera; Alessandro Dara; Giuseppe Inzerillo; Filippo Mirabello; Salvatore Sciortino; Salvatore Serio
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Paper Abstract

We describe the equipment and the experimental set-up at the XACT facility -- Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo G.S. Vaiana, employed in the calibration of the AXAF-HRC UV/ion shield. The facility has been expanded to improve its performance and to extend its bandpass to UV wavelengths. It now covers the 2550 - 1 angstrom wavelength range, is equipped with an advanced micropositioning system, has imaging capabilities in the wavelength range 1200 - 1 angstrom. The test chamber now opens to a class 1000 clean room which, along with the oil-free pumping system, makes cleanliness one of the characteristics of the facility

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 October 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2808, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy VII, (31 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.255990
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Alfonso Collura, CNR Istituto per le Applicazioni Interdisciplinari della Fisica (Italy)
Marco Barbera, Istituto e Osservatorio Astronomico G.S. Vaiana (Italy)
Alessandro Dara, Istituto e Osservatorio Astronomico G.S. Vaiana (Italy)
Giuseppe Inzerillo, Istituto e Osservatorio Astronomico G.S. Vaiana (Italy)
Filippo Mirabello, Istituto e Osservatorio Astronomico G.S. Vaiana (Italy)
Salvatore Sciortino, Istituto e Osservatorio Astronomico G.S. Vaiana (Italy)
Salvatore Serio, Istituto e Osservatorio Astronomico G.S. Vaiana (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2808:
EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy VII
Oswald H. W. Siegmund; Mark A. Gummin, Editor(s)

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