1 November 1990 First in-orbit measurements with the ROSAT XUV wide field camera
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The main design features and the early findings of the Rosat XUV wide field camera (WFC) are discussed. The most important data on the WFC telescope and detectors are presented. The WFC operational features, observing efficiency, filter performance, thermal performance star tracker performance, and single-event upsets are discussed. The first WFC images are compared with preflight calibration data.
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Alan A. Wells, Anthony F. Abbey, Martin Adrian Barstow, Richard E. Cole, John P. Pye, Mark R. Sims, J. E. Spragg, D. J. Watson, Richard Willingale, G. M. Courtier, James D. Gourlay, Barry J. Kent, Anthony G. Richards, J. S. Wright, C. V. Goodall, E. R. Breeveld, Howard E. Huckle, A. J. McCalden, Timothy J. Sumner, "First in-orbit measurements with the ROSAT XUV wide field camera", Proc. SPIE 1344, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy, (1 November 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.23291; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.23291


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