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Description of the FAR_XITE (fine-angular-resolution x-ray imaging telescope, "far-sight") optics and science objectives
Author(s): Melville P. Ulmer; Richard E. Rothschild; Robert I. Altkorn; Duane E. Gruber; William A. Heindl; Paul L. Hink; Allen S. Krieger; James L. Matteson; Steven M. Matz; Ruediger Staubert
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Paper Abstract

The FAR_XITE is a proposed Balloon Payload that consists of 10 nested mirror modules. The mirrors are coated with multilayers that allow FAR_XITE to reach 100 keV with better than 1 arcminute angular resolution. We describe the science objectives, optical design and specifications, and present out recent result of advances in X-ray mirror fabrication techniques.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 September 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3766, X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions II, (29 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.363638
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Melville P. Ulmer, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
Richard E. Rothschild, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
Robert I. Altkorn, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
Duane E. Gruber, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
William A. Heindl, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
Paul L. Hink, Washington Univ. (United States)
Allen S. Krieger, Radiation Science Inc. (United States)
James L. Matteson, Washington Univ. (United States)
Steven M. Matz, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
Ruediger Staubert, Eberhard-Karls-Univ. Tuebingen (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3766:
X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions II
Richard B. Hoover; Arthur B. C. Walker, Editor(s)

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