A normal incidence X-ray telescope sounding rocket payload
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A normal incidence X-ray telescope sounding rocket payload semiannual progress report nos. 3, 4, and 5 for the period 1 August 1985 through 31, January 1987 by

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Published by Smithsonian Institution, Astrophysical Observatory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Technical Information Service, distributor in Cambridge, Mass, [Washington, DC, Springfield, Va .
Written in English


  • Payloads.,
  • Photographic processing.,
  • Sounding rockets.,
  • X ray telescopes.

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Statementprincipal investigator, Leon Glub.
SeriesNASA contractor report -- NASA CR-180109.
ContributionsUnited States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18082726M

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The following two papers, summarizing scientific results from the NIXT rocket program, are presented: (1) 'The Solar X-ray Corona,' - an introduction to the physics of the solar corona, with a major portion concerning a summary of results from the series of NIXT sounding rocket flights; and (2) 'Difficulties in Observing Coronal Structure.'. The NIXT, or Normal Incidence X-ray Telescope, was a sounding rocket payload flown in the s by Professor Leon Golub of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, to prototype normal-incidence (conventional) optical designs in extreme ultraviolet (EUV) solar imaging. In the EUV, the surface of the Sun appears dark, and hot structures in the solar corona appear bright; this allows study of. Two solar flare events have been observed in soft X-rays during a sounding-rocket flight of the Normal-Incidence X-ray Telescope payload on Septem The Multi-spectral solar telescope array, or MSSTA, was a sounding rocket payload built by Professor A.B.C. Walker, Jr. at Stanford University in the s to test EUV/XUV imaging of the Sun using normal incidence EUV-reflective multilayer optics. MSSTA contained a large number of individual telescopes (> 10), all trained on the Sun and all sensitive to slightly different wavelengths of.

  Abstract. The Normal Incidence X-ray Telescope (NIXT sounding rocket payload — a set of multilayer telescopes of novel design — provides images of the corona at sub-arcsec angular resolution in narrow X-ray spectral bands centered at the wavelengths of Author: G. Peres, F. Reale, L. Golub. Abstract. We report results from a recent flight of the Normal Incidence X-ray-Telescope (NIXT), a sounding rocket payload which has obtained sub-arcsecond images of the Solar x-ray corona, We find that the loops, which were observed by earlier experiments on Skylab and on sounding rockets, are resolved into numerous long, thin by: 7. SXT is a X-ray focusing telescope operating in the energy range keV (X-rays are often again detected as individual photons. They are quantified in terms of their energy rather than their wavelength, purely due to initial development of X-ray detectors without optics. 1 keV photon is approximately nm (for comparison, a blue light photon has an energy of about 3 eV). of implementing x-ray telescopes. We will review the more significant past and current x-ray telescopes, and then discuss future trends in x-ray telescopes. X-ray reflectance X-rays specularly reflect from a surface under two conditions, when striking a surface at grazing incidence and when constructive interference takes place between.

The High-Resolution Microcalorimeter X-ray Imaging Rocket (Micro-X) briefly launched into space to map the elements of Cassiopeia A, expanding debris from an exploded star. NASA Launches X-ray Telescope on Sounding Rocket to Study Star Wreck | NASA. An X-ray telescope (XRT) is a telescope that is designed to observe remote objects in the X-ray spectrum. In order to get above the Earth's atmosphere, which is opaque to X-rays, X-ray telescopes must be mounted on high altitude rockets, balloons or artificial satellites. The basic elements of the telescope are the optics (focusing or collimating), that collects the radiation entering the. EI-SFVIER Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A () NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH Section A A sounding rocket payload for X-ray astronomy employing high-resolution microcalorimeters D. McCammona'*, R. Almy, S. Deikera, J. Morgenthalera, R.L. Kelley, F.J. Marshallb, S.H. Moseleyb, C.K. Stahleb, A.E. Szymkowiakb 'Physics Cited by:   KEYWORDS: Mirrors, Rockets, Sensors, Calibration, X-rays, Silicon, Space telescopes, Aluminum, X-ray telescopes, Cryogenics Read Abstract + Micro-X is a rocket-borne X-ray telescope which will use an array of Transition Edge Sensor (TES) microcalorimeters to obtain high resolution soft X-ray spectra of extended astronomical sources.