11 July 1997 Calibration of the AXAF observatory: overview
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The Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility (AXAF) will soon begin its exploration of the x-ray universe, providing unprecedented angular and spectral resolution. Also unprecedented is the ambitious goal of calibrating the AXAF observatory to an accuracy of a few percent. Toward this end, AXAF science and engineering teams undertook an extensive calibration program at component, subsystem, and system levels. This paper is an overview of the system-level calibration activities, conducted over the past year at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) X-Ray Calibration Facility (XRCF).
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Martin C. Weisskopf, Martin C. Weisskopf, Stephen L. O'Dell, Stephen L. O'Dell, } "Calibration of the AXAF observatory: overview", Proc. SPIE 3113, Grazing Incidence and Multilayer X-Ray Optical Systems, (11 July 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.278838; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.278838


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