19 July 1996 Characteristics of the flight model optics for the JET-X telescope onboard the Spectrum-X-Gamma satellite
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The joint European x-ray telescope (JET-X) is one of the core scientific instruments of the RUssian SPECTRUM X-(gamma) astrophysics mission. JET-X is designed to study the emission from x-ray sources in the band of 0.3-10 keV; in particular to meet primary scientific goals in cosmology and extragalactic astronomy. JET-X consists of two identical, coaligned x-ray telescopes, each with a spatial resolution of better than 30 arcsec half energy width. Focal plane imaging is provided by cooled x-ray sensitive CCD detectors which combine high spatial resolution with good spectral resolution, including coverage of the iron line complex around 7 keV at a resolution of (Delta) E/E approximately 1.5 percent. Each telescope is composed of a nested array of 12 mirror shells with an aperture of 300 mm and focal length of 3500 mm; the total effective area is 330 cm2 at 1.5 keV and 145 cm2 at 8.1 keV. The mirror shells have a Wolter I geometry and are manufactured by an electroforming replica process. The paper presents the characteristic of the flight model x-ray optics.
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Oberto Citterio, Oberto Citterio, Sergio Campana, Sergio Campana, Paolo Conconi, Paolo Conconi, Mauro Ghigo, Mauro Ghigo, Francesco Mazzoleni, Francesco Mazzoleni, Ennio Poretti, Ennio Poretti, Giancarlo Conti, Giancarlo Conti, Giancarlo Cusumano, Giancarlo Cusumano, Bruno Sacco, Bruno Sacco, Heinrich W. Braeuninger, Heinrich W. Braeuninger, Wolfgang Burkert, Wolfgang Burkert, Roland Egger, Roland Egger, Christian M. Castelli, Christian M. Castelli, Richard Willingale, Richard Willingale, } "Characteristics of the flight model optics for the JET-X telescope onboard the Spectrum-X-Gamma satellite", Proc. SPIE 2805, Multilayer and Grazing Incidence X-Ray/EUV Optics III, (19 July 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.245112; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.245112
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