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1 January 1992 JET-X instrument for the USSR Spectrum-RG mission: its design and performance
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The Joint European X-ray Telescope, JET-X, is one of the core instruments in the scientific payload of the USSR''s Spectrum Roentgen-Gamma (RG) high energy astrophysics mission. JET-X consists of two identical co-aligned X-ray imaging telescopes, each with a spatial resolution of 20 arc second. Focal plane imaging is achieved with cooled X-ray sensitive CCD detectors, which provide high spectral resolution and good background rejection efficiency, in addition to the necessary imaging capability. An optical monitor telescope, also co-aligned with the two X-ray telescopes, permits simultaneous observation and identification of optical counterparts of X-ray target sources. The system design of JET-X is reviewed, and performance data obtained from measurements on the instrument prototype are presented.
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Alan A. Wells, G. C. Stewart, Martin J. L. Turner, D. J. Watson, C. H. Whitford, Elio Antonello, Oberto Citterio, Heinrich W. Braeuninger, Mark S. Cropper, W. Jeremy Curtis, S. C. Peskett, Christopher James Eyles, C. V. Goodall, T. Mineo, Bruno Sacco, and Oleg V. Terekhov "JET-X instrument for the USSR Spectrum-RG mission: its design and performance", Proc. SPIE 1546, Multilayer and Grazing Incidence X-Ray/EUV Optics, (1 January 1992);


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