19 July 1996 Advanced X-Ray Astrophysics Facility (AXAF)
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AXAF is an x-ray observatory designed to study x-ray emission from al categories of astronomical objects, from normal stars to quasars. AXAF has broad scientific objectives and outstanding capability to provide high resolution images, spectrometric imaging and high resolution dispersive spectroscopy over the energy bandwidth from 0.1 to 10-keV. This is a significant year in the development of AXAF, to be launched in late 1998. Major elements of the observatory, the optics and the scientific instruments, are now nearing completion in preparation for calibration later this year.
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Martin C. Weisskopf, Martin C. Weisskopf, Stephen L. O'Dell, Stephen L. O'Dell, Leon P. Van Speybroeck, Leon P. Van Speybroeck, } "Advanced X-Ray Astrophysics Facility (AXAF)", Proc. SPIE 2805, Multilayer and Grazing Incidence X-Ray/EUV Optics III, (19 July 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.245079; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.245079
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