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15-30 arcsec resolution replica x-ray optics for AXAF-S
Author(s): Luigi Stella; Guido Chincarini; Oberto Citterio; Paolo Conconi; T. Maccacaro; G. Tagliaferri; G. Trinchieri; A. Wolter; Giovanni Fabrizio Bignami; F. Bocchino; A. Maggio; G. Micela; Salvatore Sciortino; Salvatore Serio; Alfonso Collura; P. Giommi; L. Maraschi; Roberto Pallavicini; S. Pellegrini; Giovanni Peres
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Paper Abstract

This document describes a proposal for a replica X-ray optics to be developed in Italy for NASA's X-ray spectroscopy mission AXAF-S. The program is based on state of the art technology for the production of replica X-ray optics. On the basis of the experience with the Jet-X mirror shells (to be flown on the Spectrum X-(gamma) satellite), a spatial resolution of 15 - 30 arcsec half power diameter (HPD) can be achieved for the AXAF-S optics. The characteristics of the proposed optical system are described and its performances evaluated by using the current baseline configuration for the array of X-ray calorimeters in the focal plane. The impact of the proposed replica X-ray optics is briefly outlined and a comparison with foil optics (1 - 3 arcmin HPD resolution) is carried out.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2011, Multilayer and Grazing Incidence X-Ray/EUV Optics II, (1 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.167241
Show Author Affiliations
Luigi Stella, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Guido Chincarini, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Oberto Citterio, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Paolo Conconi, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
T. Maccacaro, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
G. Tagliaferri, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
G. Trinchieri, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
A. Wolter, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Giovanni Fabrizio Bignami, Univ. di Cassino and CNR-IFCTR (Italy)
F. Bocchino, Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo (Italy)
A. Maggio, Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo (Italy)
G. Micela, Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo (Italy)
Salvatore Sciortino, Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo (Italy)
Salvatore Serio, Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo (Italy)
Alfonso Collura, CNR-IAIF (Italy)
P. Giommi, ESA-ESRIN (Italy)
L. Maraschi, Univ. di Genova and Univ. di Milano (Italy)
Roberto Pallavicini, Osservatorio Astronomico di Arcetri (Italy)
S. Pellegrini, Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna (Italy)
Giovanni Peres, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania (Italy)

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

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