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Calibration of the XRT-SOLARB flight filters at the XACT facility of INAF-OAPA
Author(s): Marco Barbera; Maria Antonella Artale; Roberto Candia; Alfonso Collura; Giuseppe Lullo; Giovanni Peres; Emanuele Perinati; Salvatore Varisco; J. A. Bookbinder; Peter N. Cheimets; Mario L. Cosmo; Edward E. DeLuca; Leon Golub; Mark A. Weber
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Paper Abstract

The X-Ray Telescope (XRT) experiment on-board the Japanese satellite SOLAR-B (launch in 2006) aimed at providing full Sun field of view at ~ 1.5" angular resolution, will be equipped with two wheels of focal-plane filters to select spectral features of X-ray emission from the Solar corona, and a front-end filter to significantly reduce the visible light contamination. We present the results of the X-ray calibrations of the XRT flight filters performed at the X-ray Astronomy Calibration and Testing (XACT) facility of INAF-OAPA. We describe the instrumental set-up, the adopted measurement technique, and present the transmission vs. energy and position measurements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 October 2004
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 5488, UV and Gamma-Ray Space Telescope Systems, (11 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.553127
Show Author Affiliations
Marco Barbera, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo (Italy)
Maria Antonella Artale, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo (Italy)
Roberto Candia, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo (Italy)
Alfonso Collura, Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica, CNR (Italy)
INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo (Italy)
Giuseppe Lullo, Univ. degli Studi di Palermo (Italy)
Giovanni Peres, Univ. degli Studi di Palermo (Italy)
INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo (Italy)
Emanuele Perinati, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo (Italy)
Salvatore Varisco, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo (Italy)
J. A. Bookbinder, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Peter N. Cheimets, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Mario L. Cosmo, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Edward E. DeLuca, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Leon Golub, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Mark A. Weber, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5488:
UV and Gamma-Ray Space Telescope Systems
Guenther Hasinger; Martin J. L. Turner, Editor(s)

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