15 October 1997 X-ray imaging performance of the flight model JET-X telescope
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Construction of the flight model joint European X-ray telescope (JET-X) for the Russian spectrum-X mission has been completed and performance tests and calibration of the instrument have been carried out. Separate measurements of the responses of the x-ray mirrors, the CCD detectors and the optical filters already indicate that JET-X will achieve spatial resolutions of around 20 arcsec, an on-axis collecting area of 310 cm2 at 1.5 keV and an energy resolution of 130 eV at 6 keV. As a final step in the calibration of the telescope assembly, end-to-end x-ray tests on the complete instrument have been performed in the x-ray beam line facility at MPE Garching. Results from this calibration program are reported and the overall response of the two x-ray telescopes are compared with the previously measured responses of the mirror, the CCD detectors and the optical filters. In-orbit sensitivity responses are derived from these calibration data sets, for the normal operating modes of JET-X.
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Alan A. Wells, Alan A. Wells, C.M. Castelli, C.M. Castelli, Mark Denby, Mark Denby, D. Pullan, D. Pullan, Mark R. Sims, Mark R. Sims, Christopher H. Whitford, Christopher H. Whitford, Richard Willingale, Richard Willingale, Christopher James Eyles, Christopher James Eyles, M. Cooke, M. Cooke, W. Jeremy Curtis, W. Jeremy Curtis, Heinrich W. Brauninger, Heinrich W. Brauninger, W. Burket, W. Burket, Oberto Citterio, Oberto Citterio, Sergio Campana, Sergio Campana, Giancarlo Cusumano, Giancarlo Cusumano, } "X-ray imaging performance of the flight model JET-X telescope", Proc. SPIE 3114, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy VIII, (15 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.283782; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.283782
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