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Matching A Curved Focal Plane With CCD's: Wide Field Imaging Of Glancing Incidence X-Ray Telescopes
Author(s): J . A. Nousek; G. P. Garmire; G. R. Ricker; M. w. Bautz; A. M. Levine; S. A. Collins
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Paper Abstract

The design of a wide field imaging camera suitable for use with a glancing incidence X-ray telescope is complicated by the sharply concave nature of the optimum focal surface of such a telescope. We are currently designing such a camera made up of a mosaic of Charge Coupled Devices (CCD's) intended for flight aboard the Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility (AXAF). We discuss the design rationale and tradeoffs and present our layout for the imaging CCD array. We also discuss the related issue of optimizing performance of transmission objective gratings and present the array of CCD orientations suitable for this problem.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1987
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0818, Current Developments in Optical Engineering II, (1 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.978901
Show Author Affiliations
J . A. Nousek, The Pennsylvania State University (United States)
G. P. Garmire, The Pennsylvania State University (United States)
G. R. Ricker, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
M. w. Bautz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
A. M. Levine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
S. A. Collins, The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0818:
Current Developments in Optical Engineering II
Robert E. Fischer; Warren J. Smith, Editor(s)

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