6 July 2018 The Off-plane Grating Rocket Experiment (OGRE) system overview
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The Off-plane Grating Rocket Experiment (OGRE) is a sub-orbital rocket payload that will make the highest spectral resolution astronomical observation of the soft X-ray Universe to date. Capella, OGRE’s science target, has a well-defined line emission spectrum and is frequently used as a calibration source for X-ray observatories such as Chandra. This makes Capella an excellent target to test the technologies on OGRE, many of which have not previously flown. Through the use of state-of-the-art X-ray optics, co-aligned arrays of off-plane reflection gratings, and an X-ray camera based around four Electron Multiplying CCDs, OGRE will act as a proving ground for next generation X-ray spectrometers.
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James H. Tutt, James H. Tutt, Randall L. McEntaffer, Randall L. McEntaffer, Benjamin Donovan, Benjamin Donovan, Ted B. Schultz, Ted B. Schultz, Michael P. Biskach, Michael P. Biskach, Kai-Wing Chan, Kai-Wing Chan, John D. Kearney, John D. Kearney, James R. Mazzarella, James R. Mazzarella, Ryan S. McClelland, Ryan S. McClelland, Raul E. Riveros, Raul E. Riveros, Timo T. Saha, Timo T. Saha, Michal Hlinka, Michal Hlinka, William W. Zhang, William W. Zhang, Matthew R. Soman, Matthew R. Soman, Andrew D. Holland, Andrew D. Holland, Matthew R. Lewis, Matthew R. Lewis, Karen Holland, Karen Holland, Neil J. Murray, Neil J. Murray, "The Off-plane Grating Rocket Experiment (OGRE) system overview", Proc. SPIE 10699, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 106996H (6 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2311813; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2311813
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