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X-Ray Telescope For Sounding Rocket-Borne Observations
Author(s): P. C. Agrawal; G. P. Garmire; G. R. Riegler; I. R. Tuohy
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Paper Abstract

The X-ray astronomy group at Caltech has developed an X-ray telescope for sounding rocket-borne observations above the Earth's atmosphere. The telescope consists of a pair of nested aluminum mirrors, 40.64 cm and 31.65 cm in diameter with a total geometrical collecting area of 200 cm2. The mirror surfaces have been machined at the Y-12 plant of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory using an air bearing spindle lathe and a diamond tool. Design and performance characteristics will be presented. The design of the next generation telescope of 91 cm diameter will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 December 1976
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0093, Advances in Precision Machining of Optics, (16 December 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.955122
Show Author Affiliations
P. C. Agrawal, California Institute of Technology (United States)
G. P. Garmire, California Institute of Technology (United States)
G. R. Riegler, California Institute of Technology (United States)
I. R. Tuohy, California Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0093:
Advances in Precision Machining of Optics
Theodore T. Saito, Editor(s)

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