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The Performance Of The ROSAT WFC Mirrors
Author(s): R. Willingale; S. R. Milward; M. R. Sims
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Paper Abstract

The Wide Field Camera (WFC) to be flown on the German satellite ROSAT is an XUV telescope operating in the energy band 12-250 eV utilising Wolter-Schwarzschild Type I grazing incidence optics. The design and performance testing of the mirror system are reported. In particular extensive reflectivity measurements made in the range 12-250 eV are compared with theoretical predictions and X-ray scattering measurements are used to assess the quality of the reflecting surfaces. Details of the testing and calibration of the combined mirror and detector telescope system are given showing that the performance is as expected from mechanical and optical metrology and that the telescope performance is within specification.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1986
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0733, Soft X-Ray Optics and Technology, (1 January 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.964915
Show Author Affiliations
R. Willingale, University of Leicester (England)
S. R. Milward, University of Leicester (England)
M. R. Sims, University of Leicester (England)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0733:
Soft X-Ray Optics and Technology
E. Koch; Guenther A. Schmahl, Editor(s)

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