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NuSTAR on-ground calibration: II. Effective area
Author(s): Nicolai F. Brejnholt; Finn E. Christensen; Niels J. Westergaard; Charles J. Hailey; Jason E. Koglin; William W. Craig
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Paper Abstract

The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope ARray (NuSTAR) was launched in June 2012 carrying the first focusing hard X-ray (5−80keV) optics to orbit. The multilayer coating was carried out at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU Space). In this article we introduce the NuSTAR multilayer reference database and its implementation in the NuSTAR optic response model. The database and its implementation is validated using on-ground effective area calibration data and used to estimate in-orbit performance.

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Date Published: 17 September 2012
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8443, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 84431Y (17 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.925631
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Nicolai F. Brejnholt, DTU Space (Denmark)
Finn E. Christensen, DTU Space (Denmark)
Niels J. Westergaard, DTU Space (Denmark)
Charles J. Hailey, Columbia Univ. Astrophysics Lab. (United States)
Jason E. Koglin, SLAC National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
William W. Craig, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8443:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Tadayuki Takahashi; Stephen S. Murray; Jan-Willem A. den Herder, Editor(s)

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