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Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility science instruments
Author(s): Carl E. Winkler; Carroll C. Dailey; Nesbitt P. Cumings
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Paper Abstract

The overall AXAF program is summarized, with particular emphasis given to its science instruments. The science objectives established for AXAF are to determine the nature of celestial objects, from normal stars to quasars, to elucidate the nature of the physical processes which take place in and between astronomical objects, and to shed light on the history and evolution of the universe. Attention is given to the AXAF CCD imaging spectrometer, which is to provide spectrally and temporally resolved imaging, or, in conjunction with transmission grating, high-resolution dispersed spectral images of celestial sources. A high-resolution camera, an X-ray spectrometer, and the Bragg Crystal Spectrometer are also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1991
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1494, Space Astronomical Telescopes and Instruments, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46732
Show Author Affiliations
Carl E. Winkler, AXAF Instruments Office (United States)
Carroll C. Dailey, AXAF Instruments Office (United States)
Nesbitt P. Cumings, AXAF Instruments Office (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1494:
Space Astronomical Telescopes and Instruments
Pierre Y. Bely; James B. Breckinridge, Editor(s)

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