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An alignment and integration technique for mirror segment pairs on the Constellation-X telescope
Author(s): Theo Hadjimichael; Scott Owens; John Lehan; Larry Olsen; Timo Saha; Tom Wallace; Will Zhang
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Paper Abstract

We present the concepts behind the current alignment and integration technique for a Constellation-X primary-secondary mirror segment pair prior to an x-ray beam line test. We examine the effects of a passive mount on thin glass x-ray mirror segments, and the issues of mount shape and environment on alignment. We also investigate how bonding and transfer to a permanent housing affects the quality of the final image.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 September 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6688, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy III, 66881D (20 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.734502
Show Author Affiliations
Theo Hadjimichael, Ball Aerospace (United States)
Scott Owens, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
John Lehan, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County (United States)
Larry Olsen, Ball Aerospace (United States)
Timo Saha, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Tom Wallace, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Will Zhang, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6688:
Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy III
Stephen L. O'Dell; Giovanni Pareschi, Editor(s)

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