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Calibration of the verification engineering test article-I for AXAF using the VETA-I x-ray detection system
Author(s): Edwin M. Kellogg; Roger J. V. Brissenden; Kathryn A. Flanagan; Mark D. Freeman; John P. Hughes; Mark T. Jones; Malin Ljungberg; Phillip J. McKinnon; William A. Podgorski; Daniel A. Schwartz; Martin V. Zombeck
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Paper Abstract

Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility (AXAF) X-ray optics testing is conducted by VETA-I, which consists of six nested Wolter type I grazing-incidence mirrors; VETA''s X-ray Detection System (VXDS) in turn measures the imaging properties of VETA-I, yielding FWHM and encircled energy of the X-ray image obtained, as well as its effective area. VXDS contains a high resolution microchannel plate imaging X-ray detector and a pinhole scanning system in front of proportional-counter detectors. VETA-I''s X-ray optics departs from the AXAF flight configuration in that it uses a temporary holding fixture; its mirror elements are not cut to final length, and are not coated with the metal film used to maximize high-energy reflection.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1992
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1546, Multilayer and Grazing Incidence X-Ray/EUV Optics, (1 January 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.51221
Show Author Affiliations
Edwin M. Kellogg, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Roger J. V. Brissenden, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Kathryn A. Flanagan, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Mark D. Freeman, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
John P. Hughes, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Mark T. Jones, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Malin Ljungberg, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Phillip J. McKinnon, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
William A. Podgorski, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Daniel A. Schwartz, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Martin V. Zombeck, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1546:
Multilayer and Grazing Incidence X-Ray/EUV Optics
Richard B. Hoover, Editor(s)

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