8 October 1992 X-ray imaging with the XSPECT/SODART microstrip proportional counters
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The Danish Space Research Institute will provide a set of four imaging microstrip proportional counters (MSPC) as part of XSPECT, the Danish contribution to the SODART telescopes. A high- and a low-energy detector (HEPC and LEPC) will be provided for each of the SODART telescopes. The design is fixed and a prototype of LEPC is under construction. The present paper describes the imaging properties of this detector. The inherent position resolution is < 0.2 mm around 6 keV, and positional nonlinearities are < 0.1 mm. The gas gain is independent of position to better than 0.5%. Finally, the point spread function, important for studying weak objects in the vicinity of strong ones, has been measured.
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Carl Budtz-Joergensen, Carl Budtz-Joergensen, Axel Bahnsen, Axel Bahnsen, M. Mohl Madsen, M. Mohl Madsen, C. Olesen, C. Olesen, Herbert W. Schnopper, Herbert W. Schnopper, "X-ray imaging with the XSPECT/SODART microstrip proportional counters", Proc. SPIE 1743, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy III, (8 October 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.130678; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.130678
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