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Overview of segmented glass optics development for the Constellation-X hard x-ray telescope
Author(s): Charles J. Hailey; Finn Erland Christensen; William W. Craig; Fiona A. Harrison; Jason Koglin; Robert Petre; David L. Windt; William W. Zhang
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Paper Abstract

We report recent work on segmented glass optics for the Constellation-H hard x-ray telescope. This effort seeks to both improve the figure of the free-standing glass substrates, and to refine a newly-developed mounting technology for the substrates. We discuss metrology on recently characterized glass shells both unmounted and mounted. We also present plans for several prototype optics to be constructed in the upcoming year.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 March 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4851, X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Telescopes and Instruments for Astronomy, (11 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.461487
Show Author Affiliations
Charles J. Hailey, Columbia Astrophysics Lab. (United States)
Finn Erland Christensen, Danish Space Research Institute (Denmark)
William W. Craig, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Fiona A. Harrison, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Jason Koglin, Columbia Astrophysics Lab. (United States)
Robert Petre, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
David L. Windt, Columbia Astrophysics Lab. (United States)
William W. Zhang, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4851:
X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Telescopes and Instruments for Astronomy
Joachim E. Truemper; Harvey D. Tananbaum, Editor(s)

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