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Description of the FAR-XITE (Fine Angular Resolution X-ray Imaging TelescopE, "far-sight") optics and science objectives: an update
Author(s): Melville P. Ulmer; Richard E. Rothschild; Robert I. Altkorn; Duane E. Gruber; William A. Heindl; Paul L. Hink; Kimberly R. Slavis; Allen S. Krieger; James L. Matteson; James R. Wilson; Anita Madan; Michael E. Graham; Derrick C. Mancini; Yong S. Chu; Ruediger Staubert
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Paper Abstract

The FAR.XITE is a proposed balloon payload. After a test flight, our initial goal is to fly 10 nested mirror modules, but then even more modules can be added until the mass limit of the pointing system and balloon gondola are reached. These limits are yet to be determined. In our design, Wolter I mirrors are coated with multilayers that allow FAR.XITE to reach 100 keV with better than 1 arc minute angular resolution. We summarize the science objectives, optical design and specifications that were previously reported, and present our recent results of advances in X-ray mirror and detector.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 July 2000
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4012, X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions III, (18 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391603
Show Author Affiliations
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)
Kimberly R. Slavis, Washington Univ. (United States)
Allen S. Krieger, Radiation Science, Inc. (United States)
James L. Matteson, Washington Univ. (United States)
James R. Wilson, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
Anita Madan, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
Michael E. Graham, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
Derrick C. Mancini, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
Yong S. Chu, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
Ruediger Staubert, Eberhard-Karls-Univ. Tuebingen (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4012:
X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions III
Joachim E. Truemper; Bernd Aschenbach, Editor(s)

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