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Predicted And Preliminary Evaluation Of The X-Ray Performance Of The AXAF Technology Mirror Assembly
Author(s): Leon Van Speybroeck; Paul Reid; Daniel Schwartz; James Bilbro
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Paper Abstract

The fabrication of the Technology Mirror Assembly (TMA) is complete, and performance predictions were made based upon mechanical and visible light measurements of the surface properties. An X-ray calibration program has been executed, and a preliminary analysis of a portion of the data is presented. The X-ray image distribution results are in reasonable agreement with the performance predictions which were calculated prior the start of the X-ray tests. The measured X-ray imaging performance approaches that expected for the Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility (AXAF).

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 1989
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1160, X-Ray/EUV Optics for Astronomy and Microscopy, (28 July 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.962631
Show Author Affiliations
Leon Van Speybroeck, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)
Paul Reid, Perkin-Elmer Corporation (United States)
Daniel Schwartz, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)
James Bilbro, Marshall Space Flight Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1160:
X-Ray/EUV Optics for Astronomy and Microscopy
Richard B. Hoover, Editor(s)

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