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  X-ray testing of the Einstein Probe follow-up x-ray telescope STM at MPE’s PANTER facility

Bradshaw, M., Burwitz, V., Friedrich, P., Hartner, G., Langmeier, A., Valsecchi, G., et al. (2020). X-ray testing of the Einstein Probe follow-up x-ray telescope STM at MPE’s PANTER facility. In Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2020: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray. doi:10.1117/12.2560972.

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Bradshaw, Miranda1, Author              
Burwitz, Vadim1, Author              
Friedrich, Peter1, Author              
Hartner, Gisela1, Author              
Langmeier, Andreas2, Author              
Valsecchi, Giuseppe, Author
Vernani, Dervis, Author
Chen, Yong, Author
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1High Energy Astrophysics, MPI for Extraterrestrial Physics, Max Planck Society, ou_159890              
2MPI for Extraterrestrial Physics, Max Planck Society, ou_159888              

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 Abstract: The Einstein Probe mission, due to launch in late 2022, will study time-domain astrophysics and monitor variable objects. It aims to observe x-ray counterparts of gravitational wave sources and high-redshift gamma ray bursts. Developed and built by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Einstein Probe will use two types of telescope: the WideField X-ray Telescope (WXT) and the Follow-Up X-ray Telescope (FXT). The FXT will perform follow-up observations of sources discovered by the WXT, and will observe in the energy range of 0.5 to 8 keV. The performance aim of the FXT – the point spread function half-energy width (PSF HEW) – is <20 arcseconds (on-axis at 1.49 keV). The Max-Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE) is producing and integrating the x-ray straylight baffle for the FXT, as well as testing and calibrating the different models of the FXT x-ray optic. Production of the structural-thermal model (STM) for Einstein Probe FXT began in 2019. The STM mirror module, produced by Media Lario, has been tested at MPE’s PANTER x-ray test facility. Following this acceptance test, further x-ray tests have been performed at PANTER after each of the subsequent stages: the mounting of the x-ray baffle, the shock and vibration test, and the thermal cycling test. The x-ray performance of the FXT STM is documented at each stage and the results of each test are presented in this paper.

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Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2020-12-13
 Publication Status: Published online
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 Identifiers: DOI: 10.1117/12.2560972
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Title: Conference on Space Telescopes and Instrumentation - Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray / SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation Conference
Place of Event: ELECTR NETWORK
Start-/End Date: 2020-12-14 - 2020-12-18

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Title: Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2020: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
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