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NuSTAR on-ground calibration: I. Imaging quality

Westergaard, Niels J. and Madsen, Kristin K. and Brejnholt, Nicolai F. and Koglin, Jason E. and Christensen, Finn E. and Pivovaroff, Michael J. and Vogel, Julia K. (2012) NuSTAR on-ground calibration: I. Imaging quality. In: Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray. Proceedings of SPIE. No.8443. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 84431X. ISBN 9780819491442. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20161019-113526612

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Abstract

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.


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Madsen, Kristin K.0000-0003-1252-4891
Christensen, Finn E.0000-0001-5679-1946
Additional Information:© 2012 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). The work was performed under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory under contract DE-AC52-07NA27344. The support of the Laboratory Directed Research and Development Program is gratefully acknowledged.
Group:NuSTAR, Space Radiation Laboratory
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Department of Energy (DOE)DE-AC52-07NA27344
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD)UNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:The NuSTAR mission, calibration, raytracing, simulation
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:8443
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Official Citation:Niels J. Westergaard ; Kristin K. Madsen ; Nicolai F. Brejnholt ; Jason E. Koglin ; Finn E. Christensen ; Michael J. Pivovaroff and Julia K. Vogel " NuSTAR on-ground calibration: I. Imaging quality ", Proc. SPIE 8443, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 84431X (September 7, 2012); doi:10.1117/12.927076; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.927076
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