16 December 1976 X-Ray Telescope For Sounding Rocket-Borne Observations
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The X-ray astronomy group at Caltech has developed an X-ray telescope for sounding rocket-borne observations above the Earth's atmosphere. The telescope consists of a pair of nested aluminum mirrors, 40.64 cm and 31.65 cm in diameter with a total geometrical collecting area of 200 cm2. The mirror surfaces have been machined at the Y-12 plant of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory using an air bearing spindle lathe and a diamond tool. Design and performance characteristics will be presented. The design of the next generation telescope of 91 cm diameter will be presented.
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P. C. Agrawal, G. P. Garmire, G. R. Riegler, I. R. Tuohy, "X-Ray Telescope For Sounding Rocket-Borne Observations", Proc. SPIE 0093, Advances in Precision Machining of Optics, (16 December 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.955122; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.955122
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