NuSTAR on-ground calibration II: Effective area

Nicolai Brejnholt, Finn Erland Christensen, Niels Jørgen Stenfeldt Westergaard, Charles J. Hailey, Jason E. Koglin, William W. Craig

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Abstract

The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope ARray (NuSTAR) was launched in June 2012 carrying the first focusing hard X-ray (5−80keV) optics to orbit. The multilayer coating was carried out at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU Space). In this article we introduce the NuSTAR multilayer reference database and its implementation in the NuSTAR optic response model. The database and its implementation is validated using on-ground effective
area calibration data and used to estimate in-orbit performance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE : SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation 2012
Number of pages10
PublisherSPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication date2012
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventSPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation 2012 - Amsterdam RAI Convention Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 1 Jul 20126 Jul 2012

Conference

ConferenceSPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation 2012
LocationAmsterdam RAI Convention Center
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period01/07/201206/07/2012
SeriesProceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8343
ISSN0277-786X

Bibliographical note

SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation 2012, conference 8443, paper 70.

Keywords

  • X-ray calibration
  • NuSTAR
  • Hard X-rays
  • Multilayers
  • Optic response

Cite this

Brejnholt, N., Christensen, F. E., Westergaard, N. J. S., Hailey, C. J., Koglin, J. E., & Craig, W. W. (2012). NuSTAR on-ground calibration II: Effective area. In Proceedings of SPIE: SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation 2012 SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering. Proceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering, Vol.. 8343