Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 17, Issue 2, pp 472–481

The direct reduction of astronomical x-ray spectra

  • Joseph F. Dolan

DOI: 10.1007/BF00642917

Cite this article as:
Dolan, J.F. Astrophys Space Sci (1972) 17: 472. doi:10.1007/BF00642917


A matrix method is outlined for the reduction of astronomical X-ray spectral data which includes the effects of detector resolution and fluorescent escape phenomena. The differences between this method and the ‘backward reduction’ or multiple grid methods presently employed are discussed.

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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph F. Dolan
    • 1
  1. 1.Warner and Swasey ObservatoryCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA

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