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The Pinhole/Occulter Facility
Author(s): Hugh S. Hudson; John M. Davis
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Paper Abstract

To image X-radiation efficiently at energies above about 10 keV requires the use of "shadow optics" techniques. The Pinhole/Occulter Facility (P/OF) represents an application of these techniques for observations in high-energy astrophysics, especially the study of solar coronal activity in hard X-rays and γ-rays. P/OF will achieve angular resolutions on the order of 0.2 arc s for an instrument deployment length of 50 m. Because of this large structural scale, P/OF has been proposed as an attached payload for the Space Station. In the meanwhile, several smaller-scale instruments are being developed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 November 1989
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1159, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy and Atomic Physics, (27 November 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.962590
Show Author Affiliations
Hugh S. Hudson, University of California (United States)
John M. Davis, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1159:
EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy and Atomic Physics
Charles J. Hailey; Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Editor(s)

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