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18 July 2000 Description of the FAR-XITE (Fine Angular Resolution X-ray Imaging TelescopE, "far-sight") optics and science objectives: an update
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The FAR.XITE is a proposed balloon payload. After a test flight, our initial goal is to fly 10 nested mirror modules, but then even more modules can be added until the mass limit of the pointing system and balloon gondola are reached. These limits are yet to be determined. In our design, Wolter I mirrors are coated with multilayers that allow FAR.XITE to reach 100 keV with better than 1 arc minute angular resolution. We summarize the science objectives, optical design and specifications that were previously reported, and present our recent results of advances in X-ray mirror and detector.
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Melville P. Ulmer, Richard E. Rothschild, Robert I. Altkorn, Duane E. Gruber, William A. Heindl, Paul L. Hink, Kimberly R. Slavis, Allen S. Krieger, James L. Matteson, James R. Wilson, Anita Madan, Michael E. Graham, Derrick C. Mancini, Yong S. Chu, and Ruediger Staubert "Description of the FAR-XITE (Fine Angular Resolution X-ray Imaging TelescopE, "far-sight") optics and science objectives: an update", Proc. SPIE 4012, X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions III, (18 July 2000); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.391603
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