1 September 1991 Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility science instruments
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Abstract
The overall AXAF program is summarized, with particular emphasis given to its science instruments. The science objectives established for AXAF are to determine the nature of celestial objects, from normal stars to quasars, to elucidate the nature of the physical processes which take place in and between astronomical objects, and to shed light on the history and evolution of the universe. Attention is given to the AXAF CCD imaging spectrometer, which is to provide spectrally and temporally resolved imaging, or, in conjunction with transmission grating, high-resolution dispersed spectral images of celestial sources. A high-resolution camera, an X-ray spectrometer, and the Bragg Crystal Spectrometer are also discussed.
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Carl E. Winkler, Carl E. Winkler, Carroll C. Dailey, Carroll C. Dailey, Nesbitt P. Cumings, Nesbitt P. Cumings, "Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility science instruments", Proc. SPIE 1494, Space Astronomical Telescopes and Instruments, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46732; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.46732
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