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13 December 2020 Ghost-rays characterization for the FOXSI-3 sounding rocket launch
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The Focusing Optics X-ray Solar Imager (FOXSI) sounding rocket payload achieved its third successful flight on September 7, 2018. FOXSI uses glancing-incidence Wolter-I mirrors combined with fine-pitch Si and CdTe detectors to perform direct solar Hard X-Ray (HXR) imaging spectroscopy. For FOXSI’s latest flight, several upgrades were made to the instrument, including updating the optics and detectors as well as adding new honeycomb type collimators to reduce Ghost rays background. We provide an overview of these updates as well as a discussion of their measured performance.
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Juan Camilo Buitrago-Casas, Steven Christe, Lindsay Glesener, Säm Krucker, Brian Ramsey, Stephen Bongiorno, Kiranmayee Kilaru, Athiray Subramania, Noriyuki Narukage, Shinnosuke Ishikawa, Gregory Dalton, Sasha Courtade, Sophie Musset, Juliana Vievering, Daniel Ryan, and Stuart Bale "Ghost-rays characterization for the FOXSI-3 sounding rocket launch", Proc. SPIE 11454, X-Ray, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy IX, 114542B (13 December 2020); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2561578
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