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1 September 1995 Orbital performance of the high-resolution imager (HRI) on ROSAT
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The ROSAT (Roentgen Satellite) observatory was launched 1990 June 1, with a microchannel- plate-based high resolution imager (HRI) as one of the focal plane instruments of its primary soft x-ray telescope. Exhaustion of the gas supply for ROSAT's other focal-plane detector has left the HRI as the sole instrument for continuing the program of celestial soft x ray observations. The long-term behavior of the HRI is presented, with descriptions of imaging performance, quantum efficiency and gain stability, spectral resolution, UV response, and background characteristics.
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Martin V. Zombeck, Laurence P. David, F. Rick Harnden Jr., and Kristen M. Kearns "Orbital performance of the high-resolution imager (HRI) on ROSAT", Proc. SPIE 2518, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, (1 September 1995); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.218385
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