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Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility (AXAF): an overview
Author(s): Martin C. Weisskopf; Stephen L. O'Dell; Ronald F. Elsner; Leon P. Van Speybroeck
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Paper Abstract

The Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility (AXAF) is the x-ray component of NASA's Great Observatories. To be launched in late 1998, AXAF will provide unprecedented capabilities for high-resolution imaging, spectrometric imaging, and high-resolution dispersive spectroscopy, over the x-ray band from about 0.1 keV to 10 keV. With these capabilities, AXAF observations will address many of the outstanding questions in astronomy, astrophysics, and cosmology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 June 1995
PDF: 18 pages
Proc. SPIE 2515, X-Ray and Extreme Ultraviolet Optics, (20 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.212599
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Martin C. Weisskopf, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Stephen L. O'Dell, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Ronald F. Elsner, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Leon P. Van Speybroeck, Harvard-Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2515:
X-Ray and Extreme Ultraviolet Optics
Richard B. Hoover; Arthur B. C. Walker Jr., Editor(s)

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