27 November 1989 The Pinhole/Occulter Facility
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To image X-radiation efficiently at energies above about 10 keV requires the use of "shadow optics" techniques. The Pinhole/Occulter Facility (P/OF) represents an application of these techniques for observations in high-energy astrophysics, especially the study of solar coronal activity in hard X-rays and γ-rays. P/OF will achieve angular resolutions on the order of 0.2 arc s for an instrument deployment length of 50 m. Because of this large structural scale, P/OF has been proposed as an attached payload for the Space Station. In the meanwhile, several smaller-scale instruments are being developed.
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Hugh S. Hudson, Hugh S. Hudson, John M. Davis, John M. Davis, } "The Pinhole/Occulter Facility", Proc. SPIE 1159, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy and Atomic Physics, (27 November 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.962590; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.962590


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