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Tests of Lobster Eye Optics for Small Space X-ray Telescope

Author
Varisco Salvatore INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo, Palermo, Italy

Year
2011

Scientific journal
Nucl. Instr. Methods A, Vol. 633, Suppl. 1, p. S169-S171, doi:10.1016/j.nima.2010.06.157

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Abstract
The Lobster eye design for a grazing incidence X-ray optics provides wide field of view of the order of many degrees, for this reason it can be a convenient approach for the construction of space all-sky X-ray monitors. We present preliminary results of tests of prototype lobster eye X-ray optics in quasi parallel beam full imaging mode conducted using the 35 meters long X-ray beam-line of INAF-OAPA in Palermo (Italy). X-ray images at the focal plane have been taken with a microchannel plate (MCP) detector at several energy values from 0.3 keV to 8 keV. The gain, the field of view and the angular resolution have been measured and compared with theoretical values.

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S. Varisco, "Tests of Lobster Eye Optics for Small Space X-ray Telescope", Nucl. Instr. Methods A, Vol. 633, Suppl. 1, p. S169-S171, doi:10.1016/j.nima.2010.06.157 (2011)

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