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Extra-Solar Astronomy With A 2.4 M Normal Incidence X-Ray Telescope At 0.1 Arcsec Resolution
Author(s): Martin Elvis
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Paper Abstract

We consider the advantages and disadvantages for astrophysical observations of a normal incidence X-ray telescope. Our baseline configuration is for a 2.4 meter diameter mirror operating at 0.23-0.28 keV with a CCD detector having a pixel size equivalent to 0.1 arcsec. This resolution enables X-ray images to be made comparable to those of Space Telescope (ST) in the optical and to those of the Very Large Array (VLA) in the radio for a large number of sources. Specific examples cover essentially the entire range of astrophysics.

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Date Published: 24 March 1982
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0316, High Resolution Soft X-Ray Optics, (24 March 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.933147
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Martin Elvis, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0316:
High Resolution Soft X-Ray Optics
Eberhard Adolf Spiller, Editor(s)

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