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The Advanced X-Ray Astrophysics Facility Instrument Interface Requirements
Author(s): Martin C. Weisskopf
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Paper Abstract

The Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility will be an X-ray observatory built around a large-area, high-resolution grazing incidence X-ray telescope. Designed to operate in space for at least 15 years, AXAF will be operated as a major national facility with the majority of the observing time set aside for guest investigators. The instruments that will detect the X-rays will be supplied to the observatory by the scientific community. A discussion of the categories of instrumentation and the interface requirements that they will most likely impose is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 October 1984
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0493, Optical Platforms, (23 October 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.943780
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Martin C. Weisskopf, NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0493:
Optical Platforms
Charles L. Wyman, Editor(s)

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