XSPECT telescopes on the SRG: optical performance

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The XSPECT, thin foil, multiply nested telescope on SRG has been designed to achieve a large effective area at energies between 6 and 15 keV. The design goal for the angular resolution is 2 arcmin (HPD). Results of foil figure error measurements are presented. A ray tracing analysis was performed including results of earlier scattering measurements and the foil determination. The results of the analysis are compared with test measurements with X rays and show that there is a larger spread in the PSF than the model can account for. The decrease in effective area due to scattering is estimated to be 30% when the photons that scatter more than 6 arcmin are regarded as lost. The vignetting at off-axis angles leads to an effective area at the edge of the FOV which is 15% of that of an on-axis source.
Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering
Pages (from-to)526-531
Publication statusPublished - 1994
EventAdvances in Multilayer and Grazing Incidence X-Ray/EUV/FUV Optics - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 24 Jul 199424 Jul 1994


ConferenceAdvances in Multilayer and Grazing Incidence X-Ray/EUV/FUV Optics
LocationSan Diego, CA
CountryUnited States


  • Mathematical models
  • Measurement errors
  • Performance
  • Photons
  • Scattering
  • Space research
  • Telescopes
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