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Paper: The X-Ray Telescope for Solar-B: Calibration and Predicted Performance
Volume: 369, New Solar Physics with Solar-B Mission
Page: 19
Authors: DeLuca, E.E.
Abstract: The X-Ray Telescope (XRT) for Solar-B will provide coronal imaging with unprecedented spatial and temporal coverage. XRT was subjected to several calibration tests during the course of its construction. The x-ray mirror and CCD were calibrated separately and the entire telescope was calibrated “end-to-end”. The mirror and end-to-end tests were held at the NASA’s Marshal Space Flight Center X-Ray Calibration Facility (XRCF). The CCD calibrations were performed at NAOJ. The calibration results show that XRT meets all of its design requirements, it will provide high resolution, multi-thermal, wide FOV, low scattering observations of the solar corona for Solar-B. XRT will be the highest spatial resolution solar X-Ray Telescope every flown, FWHM of the PSF is 10.4 μm (0.8 arcsec). We will present the summary findings of the calibration efforts and discuss the performance of the XRT.
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