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Calibration of the first XXM flight mirror module: II. Effective area
Author(s): Philippe Gondoin; Bernd Aschenbach; Marco W. Beijersbergen; Roland Egger; Fred A. Jansen; Yvan Stockman; Jean Philippe Tock
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Paper Abstract

The High Throughput X-ray Spectroscopy Mission (XMM) is a "Cornerstone" Project in the ESA long-term Programme for Space Science. The satellite observatory uses three grazing incidence mirror modules coupled to reflection grating spectrometers and X-ray CCD cameras. Each XMM mirror module consists of 58 Wolter I mirrors which are nested in a coaxial and cofocal configuration. The calibration of the mirror system includes the development of a representative numerical model and its validation against extensive calibration tests performed on ground at the CSL and PANTER test facilities. The present paper describes the calibration of the x-ray effective area of the first XMM flight mirror module.

Keywords: XMM, X-ray astronomy, Wolter I telescope, grazing incidence optics

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 November 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3444, X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions, (19 November 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.331244
Show Author Affiliations
Philippe Gondoin, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)
Bernd Aschenbach, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Marco W. Beijersbergen, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)
Roland Egger, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Fred A. Jansen, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)
Yvan Stockman, Ctr. Spatial de Liege (Belgium)
Jean Philippe Tock, Ctr. Spatial de Liege (Belgium)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3444:
X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions
Richard B. Hoover; Arthur B. C. Walker, Editor(s)

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