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The Palermo XACT facility: a new 35 m long soft x-ray beam-line for development and calibration of next-generation x-ray observatories
Author(s): Marco Barbera; Roberto Candia; Alfonso Collura; Gaspare Di Cicca; Carlo Pelliciari; Salvatore Sciortino; Salvatore Varisco
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Paper Abstract

The X-ray Astronomy Calibration and Testing (XACT) facility of the Instituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF) at Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo has recently undergone a major upgrade with the design and construction of a 35 meter long vacuum beam-line operating in the soft X-rays (0.1-20 keV) and the addition of new hardware to meet the requirements for testing and calibration of next generation X-ray missions. We report on the present configuration of the facility and briefly survey the range of its applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 June 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6266, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation II: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 62663F (15 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.673004
Show Author Affiliations
Marco Barbera, Univ. degli Studi di Palermo (Italy)
INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo G.S. Vaiana (Italy)
Roberto Candia, INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo G.S. Vaiana (Italy)
Alfonso Collura, INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo G.S. Vaiana (Italy)
Gaspare Di Cicca, INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo G.S. Vaiana (Italy)
Carlo Pelliciari, INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo G.S. Vaiana (Italy)
Salvatore Sciortino, INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo G.S. Vaiana (Italy)
Salvatore Varisco, INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo G.S. Vaiana (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6266:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation II: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Martin J. L. Turner; Günther Hasinger, Editor(s)

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