Description of the FAR_XITE (Fine Angular Resolution X-ray Imaging Telescope, 'far-sight') optics and science objectives

Melville P Ulmer*, R. Rotschild, R. Altkorn, D. Gruber, W. A. Heindl, P. Hink, A. Krieger, J. Matteson, S. Matz, R. Staubert

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Abstract

The FAR_XITE is a proposed Balloon Payload that consists of 10 nested mirror modules. The mirrors are coated with multilayers that allow FAR_XITE to reach 100 keV with better than 1 arcminute angular resolution. We describe the science objectives, optical design and specifications, and present our recent results of advances in X-ray mirror fabrication techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)221-232
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume3766
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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