AstroX is an add-on toolbox to the open source X-ray simulation software package McXtrace, which introduces Astronomical telescope optics and features to the package. Thus, enabling users to draw from the experience and developments of two communities. It may also shed further light into calibration results when measuring optics in ground based test-setups, at synchrotrons and specialized facilities. AstroX now includes a range of optical elements for Wolter class optics, extended source models, lobster eye optics, and gratings etc. Furthermore the open modular nature of McXtrace makes it fairly simple to connect to other software packages. We present a range of simulations of various aspects of telescopes: •A simulation work flow capable of quantifying stray light from Compton scattering at mirror substrates.
•A study on the effect of dust contamination inside small-pore silicon pore optics.
•A mechanism to include gratings for spectrometry in a telescope simulation.