Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik
ROSAT Calendar Title Page 2003
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Entrance opening of one of the X-ray telescopes of XMM-Newton
View on the entrance opening of one of three X-ray telescopes of XMM-Newton. The largest of the 58 paraboloid mirros measures 70 cm in diameter. The mirror shells are made up of thin nickel in contrary to those of ROSAT and Chandra which are composed of glas ceramics. As reflection layer 0.2 µm gold is evaporated. The benchmark data of the largest X-ray telescopes can be taken from the table.
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