9 August 1979 Astronomical Applications Of Grazing Incidence Telescopes With Polynomial Surfaces
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Proceedings Volume 0184, Space Optics Imaging X-Ray Optics Workshop; (1979) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.957455
Event: 1979 Huntsville Technical Symposium, 1979, Huntsville, United States
Abstract
We have examined the claim that grazing incidence telescopes having surfaces described by generalized equations have image characteristics superior to those of the paraboloid-hyperboloid and Wolter-Schwarzschild configurations. With emphasis on specific applications in solar and cosmic X-ray/EUV astronomy, raytracing has shown that in many cases there is no advantage in the polynomial design, and in those cases where advantages are theoretically to be expected, the advantages are outweighed by practical considerations.
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W. Cash, D. L. Shealy, J. H. Underwood, "Astronomical Applications Of Grazing Incidence Telescopes With Polynomial Surfaces", Proc. SPIE 0184, Space Optics Imaging X-Ray Optics Workshop, (9 August 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957455; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.957455
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