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Performance of the repolished S-056 grazing incidence mirror in the MSFC AXAF test facility
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Paper Abstract

The S-056 Wolter I soft x-ray mirror used originally on Skylab for x-ray observations of the Sun is still in use today. The mirror has been flow polished to a surface finish of 5 angstroms for spatial frequencies from 1 - 1000 mm-1 and has been tested in the AXAF x- ray calibration facility located at Marshall Space Flight Center, Alabama. The mirror performance was enhanced by a new polishing technique and was found to have an experimental point spread function full width half maximum of less than 1 arc second at 8.3 angstroms. No change in the figure was observed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1994
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 2011, Multilayer and Grazing Incidence X-Ray/EUV Optics II, (1 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.167220
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Jonathan W. Campbell, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Richard B. Hoover, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Phillip C. Baker, Baker Consulting (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2011:
Multilayer and Grazing Incidence X-Ray/EUV Optics II
Richard B. Hoover, Editor(s)

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