Example telescope simulations with the AstroX telescope toolbox for McXtrace

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Abstract

We present a number of example studies of telescope optics using the latest version of the AstroX add on toolbox for McXtrace. Among which are first, a benchmark study of effective area and vignetting for the Chandra X-ray Observatory which we find to match well with literature. Second, a convenient way of building a telescope model (in this case NuSTAR) with many similar optical elements scripted using python module. This lends itself well to be included in online notebooks and/or for teaching. Third, we show a new AstroX module for lobster eye optics, and fourth, a study of the proposed solar axion telescope BabyIAXO.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2020: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
EditorsJan-Willem A. den Herder, Shouleh Nikzad, Kazuhiro Nakazawa
Number of pages12
Volume11444
PublisherSPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication date2020
Article number114443Q
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2020: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray - Online event
Duration: 14 Dec 202018 Dec 2020

Conference

ConferenceSpace Telescopes and Instrumentation 2020: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
LocationOnline event
Period14/12/202018/12/2020
SeriesProceedings of S P I E - International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN0277-786X

Keywords

  • X-ray
  • Telescope
  • Simulation
  • Optics
  • Ray-tracing

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