Absolute calibration of the AXAF telescope effective area

E. Kellogg, L. Cohen, R. Edgar, I. Evans, M. Freeman, T. Gaetz, D. Jerius, W. C. McDermott, P. McKinnon, S. Murray, W. Podgorski, D. Schwartz, L. Van Speybroeck, B. Wargelin, M. Zombeck, M. Weisskopf, R. Elsner, S. O'Dell, A. Tennant, J. KolodziejczakG. Garmire, J. Nousek, S. Kraft, F. Scholze, R. Thornagel, G. Ulm, K. Flanagan, D. Dewey, Mark Bautz, S. Texter, J. Arenberg, R. Carlson

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Abstract

Calibration of the absolute x-ray flux telescope using proportional counters and solid state detectors was presented. The calibration of AXAF is required prior to launch into orbit, since a standard source of x-ray intensity is required. A calibrated beam monitor was used to measure the properties of the x-ray beam for making the beam a standard source of x-rays. The raytrace effective area calculations were used to measure the detector spectrl response by convolving the raytrace output with a gaussian energy response.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)515-525
Number of pages11
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume3113
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1997
EventGrazing Incidence and Multilayer X-Ray Optical Systems - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 27 1997Jul 29 1997

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Kellogg, E., Cohen, L., Edgar, R., Evans, I., Freeman, M., Gaetz, T., ... Carlson, R. (1997). Absolute calibration of the AXAF telescope effective area. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 3113, 515-525. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.278885