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9 August 1988 Optics For The X-Ray Imaging Concentrators Aboard The X-Ray Astronomy Satellite SAX
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The scientific instrumentation onboard the Italian satellite for x-ray astronomy (SAX) foresees x-ray imaging concentrators operating in the 0.1-10-keV energy range with a spatial resolution of 1 min of arc. The optics is composed of thirty confocal-nested very thin double-cone mirrors. To achieve good optical quality and to allow the construction of several concentrators at an acceptable cost, a replica technique by electroforming the mirrors from masters is used. This paper presents the results obtained from a set of electroformed mirrors mounted on a concentrator prototype.
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Oberto Citterio, Giuseppe Bonelli, G. Conti, E. Mattaini, E. Santambrogio, B. Sacco, E. Lanzara, Heinrich Brauninger, and Wolfgang Burkert "Optics For The X-Ray Imaging Concentrators Aboard The X-Ray Astronomy Satellite SAX", Proc. SPIE 0830, Grazing Incidence Optics for Astronomical and Laboratory Applications, (9 August 1988); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.942174
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