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Astronomical Applications Of Grazing Incidence Telescopes With Polynomial Surfaces
Author(s): W. Cash; D. L. Shealy; J. H. Underwood
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Paper Abstract

We have examined the claim that grazing incidence telescopes having surfaces described by generalized equations have image characteristics superior to those of the paraboloid-hyperboloid and Wolter-Schwarzschild configurations. With emphasis on specific applications in solar and cosmic X-ray/EUV astronomy, raytracing has shown that in many cases there is no advantage in the polynomial design, and in those cases where advantages are theoretically to be expected, the advantages are outweighed by practical considerations.

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Date Published: 9 August 1979
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0184, Space Optics Imaging X-Ray Optics Workshop, (9 August 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957455
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W. Cash, University of California (United States)
D. L. Shealy, University of Alabama (United States)
J. H. Underwood, Stanford University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0184:
Space Optics Imaging X-Ray Optics Workshop
Martin C. Weisskopf, Editor(s)

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