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6 October 2011 The Marshall Grazing Incidence X-ray Spectrograph (MaGIXS)
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The Marshall Grazing Incidence X-ray Spectrograph (MaGIXS) is a proposed sounding rocket experiment designed to observe spatially resolved soft X-ray spectra of the solar corona for the first time. The instrument is a purely grazing-incidence design, consisting of aWolter Type-1 sector telescope and a slit spectrograph. The telescope mirror is a monolithic Zerodur mirror with both the parabolic and hyperbolic surfaces. The spectrograph comprises a pair of paraboloid mirrors acting as a collimator and reimaging mirror, and a planar varied-line-space grating, with reflective surfaces operate at a graze angle of 2 degrees. This produces a flat spectrum on a detector covering a wavelength range of 6-24Å (0.5-1.2 keV). The design achieves 20 mÅ spectral resolution (10 mÅ /pixel) and 5 arcsec spatial resolution (2.5 arcsec / pixel) over an 8-arcminute long slit. The spectrograph is currently being fabricated as a laboratory prototype. A flight candidate telescope mirror is also under development.
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Ken Kobayashi, Jonathan Cirtain, Leon Golub, Amy Winebarger, Edward Hertz, Peter Cheimets, David Caldwell, Kelly Korreck, Brian Robinson, Patrick Reardon, Thomas Kester, Charles Griffith, and Mark Young "The Marshall Grazing Incidence X-ray Spectrograph (MaGIXS)", Proc. SPIE 8147, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy V, 81471M (6 October 2011);


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