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Testing and calibrating the ATHENA optics at PANTER
Author(s): Vadim Burwitz; Richard Willingale; Carlo Pellilciari; Gisela Hartner; Marlis-Madeleine La Caria
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Paper Abstract

At the PANTER X-ray test facility of the Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik a lot of effort has and will be devoted to develop, test and calibrate the optics of ESA’s Athena X-ray observatory. We will present and discuss the type of measurements that are and will be done at PANTER based on experience of testing and calibrating the optics of ROSAT, XMM-Newton as well as recently eROSITA. This encompasses the testing of single silicon pore optics and mini petals as part of Athena mirror assembly integration and testing efforts. Finally the testing of the complete Athena mirror during different stages of integration as well as the final calibration will have to be performed in a new upgraded X-ray test facility.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 2017
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10399, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy VIII, 103990O (13 October 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2274237
Show Author Affiliations
Vadim Burwitz, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Richard Willingale, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Carlo Pellilciari, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Gisela Hartner, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Marlis-Madeleine La Caria, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10399:
Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy VIII
Stephen L. O'Dell; Giovanni Pareschi, Editor(s)

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