The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) launched in June 2012 carries the first focusing hard Xray (5 - 80 keV) telescope to orbit. The on-ground calibration was performed at the RaMCaF facility at Nevis, Columbia University. During the assembly of the telescopes, mechanical surface metrology provided surface maps of the reflecting surfaces. Several flight coated mirrors were brought to BNL for scattering measurements. The information from both sources is fed to a raytracing code that is tested against the on-ground calibration data. The code is subsequently used for predicting the imaging properties for X-ray sources at infinite distance. © 2012 SPIE.
|Conference||SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation 2012|
|Location||Amsterdam RAI Convention Center|
|Period||01/07/2012 → 06/07/2012|
|Series||Proceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering|