Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 17, Issue 2, pp 472–481 | Cite as

The direct reduction of astronomical x-ray spectra

  • Joseph F. Dolan


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.


Matrix Versus Pulse Height Direct Reduction Detector Resolution Incident Flux 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1972

Authors and Affiliations

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

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