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Imaging performance of the XMM-Newton x-ray telescopes
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Paper Abstract

The in-orbit imaging performance of the three X-ray telescopes on board of the X-ray astronomy observatory XMM- Newton is presented and compared with the performance measured on ground at the MPE PANTER test facility. The comparison shows an excellent agreement the on ground and in-orbit performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 July 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4012, X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions III, (18 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391615
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Bernd Aschenbach, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Ulrich G. Briel, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Frank Haberl, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Heinrich W. Braeuninger, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Wolfgang Burkert, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Andreas Oppitz, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Philippe Gondoin, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)
David H. Lumb, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4012:
X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions III
Joachim E. Truemper; Bernd Aschenbach, Editor(s)

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