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JET-X instrument for the USSR Spectrum-RG mission: its design and performance
Author(s): Alan A. Wells; G. C. Stewart; Martin J. L. Turner; D. J. Watson; C. H. Whitford; Elio Antonello; Oberto Citterio; Heinrich W. Braeuninger; Mark S. Cropper; W. Jeremy Curtis; S. C. Peskett; Christopher James Eyles; C. V. Goodall; T. Mineo; Bruno Sacco; Oleg V. Terekhov
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Paper Abstract

The Joint European X-ray Telescope, JET-X, is one of the core instruments in the scientific payload of the USSR''s Spectrum Roentgen-Gamma (RG) high energy astrophysics mission. JET-X consists of two identical co-aligned X-ray imaging telescopes, each with a spatial resolution of 20 arc second. Focal plane imaging is achieved with cooled X-ray sensitive CCD detectors, which provide high spectral resolution and good background rejection efficiency, in addition to the necessary imaging capability. An optical monitor telescope, also co-aligned with the two X-ray telescopes, permits simultaneous observation and identification of optical counterparts of X-ray target sources. The system design of JET-X is reviewed, and performance data obtained from measurements on the instrument prototype are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1992
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 1546, Multilayer and Grazing Incidence X-Ray/EUV Optics, (1 January 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.51259
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Alan A. Wells, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
G. C. Stewart, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Martin J. L. Turner, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
D. J. Watson, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
C. H. Whitford, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Elio Antonello, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Oberto Citterio, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Heinrich W. Braeuninger, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik und Astrophysik (Germany)
Mark S. Cropper, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
W. Jeremy Curtis, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
S. C. Peskett, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Christopher James Eyles, Univ. of Birmingham (United Kingdom)
C. V. Goodall, Univ. of Birmingham (United Kingdom)
T. Mineo, Instituto Fisica Cosmica e Informatica/CNR (Italy)
Bruno Sacco, Instituto Fisica Cosmica e Informatica/CNR (Italy)
Oleg V. Terekhov, Institute for Space Research (Russia)


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

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