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Uses of continuum radiation in the AXAF calibration
Author(s): Jeffery J. Kolodziejczak; Robert A. Austin; Ronald F. Elsner; Stephen L. O'Dell; Martin E. Sulkanen; Douglas A. Swartz; Allyn F. Tennant; Martin C. Weisskopf; C. G Zirnstein; Walter C. McDermott
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Paper Abstract

X-ray calibration of the Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility (AXAF) observatory at the MSFC X-Ray Calibration Facility (XRCF) made novel use of the x-ray continuum from a conventional electron-impact source. Taking advantage of the good spectral resolution of solid-state detectors, continuum measurements proved advantageous in calibrating the effective area of AXAF's high resolution mirror assembly (HRMA) and in verifying its alignment to the XRCF's optical axis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 July 1997
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3113, Grazing Incidence and Multilayer X-Ray Optical Systems, (11 July 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.278889
Show Author Affiliations
Jeffery J. Kolodziejczak, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Robert A. Austin, Universities' Space Research Association (United States)
Ronald F. Elsner, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Stephen L. O'Dell, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Martin E. Sulkanen, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Douglas A. Swartz, Universities' Space Research Association (United States)
Allyn F. Tennant, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Martin C. Weisskopf, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
C. G Zirnstein, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Walter C. McDermott, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3113:
Grazing Incidence and Multilayer X-Ray Optical Systems
Richard B. Hoover; Arthur B. C. Walker, Editor(s)

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