Space Science Reviews

, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 3–57

Grazing-incidence telescopes for X-ray astronomy

  • R. Giacconi
  • W. P. Reidy
  • G. S. Vaiana
  • L. P. Van Speybroeck
  • T. F. Zehnpfennig
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00187578

Cite this article as:
Giacconi, R., Reidy, W.P., Vaiana, G.S. et al. Space Sci Rev (1969) 9: 3. doi:10.1007/BF00187578

Abstract

We review the progress made at our laboratory over the past several years in developing grazing-incidence imaging X-ray optics. Mirrors, detection systems and dispersion techniques are discussed and experimental results are given. We discuss the application of two telescope systems to a number of experimental observations in X-ray astronomy.

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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1969

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Giacconi
    • 1
  • W. P. Reidy
    • 1
  • G. S. Vaiana
    • 1
  • L. P. Van Speybroeck
    • 1
  • T. F. Zehnpfennig
    • 1
  1. 1.American Science and EngineeringCambridgeUSA