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Use of x-ray CCDs in the calibration of the flight mirrors for the JET-X telescope on Spectrum-X
Author(s): Christian M. Castelli; Heinrich W. Braeuninger; Wolfgang Burkert; Sergio Campana; Giancarlo Cusumano; Mark Denby; Roland Egger; Nick Nelms; Mark R. Sims; D. J. Watson; Alan A. Wells; D. Willingale
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Paper Abstract

The x-ray mirror calibration program for the JET-X telescope on spectrum-X has recently been carried out at the 130 m long Panter x-ray beam line of the Max Plank Institute fur Extraterrestriche Physik. The excellent spatial resolution achieved with these mirrors, 15 arcsec half energy width (HEW) at 1.5 keV and 19 arcseconds at 8 keV, has proved to be difficult to measure precisely using previously established calibration methods (involving either slit detectors or the ROSAT PSPC imaging proportional counter). New diagnostic techniques have, therefore, been developed using a CCD imaging camera which utilized newly available x- ray CCD technology. Details of the calibration technique and the performance of the camera are provided and results are compared with those obtained from the slit and PSPC detectors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 October 1996
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 2808, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy VII, (31 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.256040
Show Author Affiliations
Christian M. Castelli, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Heinrich W. Braeuninger, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Wolfgang Burkert, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Sergio Campana, Osservatorio di Brera (Italy)
Giancarlo Cusumano, Istituto di Fisica Cosmica (Italy)
Mark Denby, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Roland Egger, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Nick Nelms, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Mark R. Sims, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
D. J. Watson, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Alan A. Wells, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
D. Willingale, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)

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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