SP-466 The Star Splitters
Schematic of the Crazing Incidence X-ray Telescope. X-rays entering the telescope strike the slightly curved mirrors at a grazing angle and are concentrated in the focal plane. The four concentric mirrors concentrated the flux of X-rays so that objects 1000 times fainter than ever detected before could be examined in detail. (Smithsonian Institution Photo No. 80-20240)

 

Schematic of the Crazing Incidence X-ray Telescope. X-rays entering the telescope strike the slightly curved mirrors at a grazing angle and are concentrated in the focal plane. The four concentric mirrors concentrated the flux of X-rays so that objects 1000 times fainter than ever detected before could be examined in detail. (Smithsonian Institution Photo No. 80-20240)


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