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 ASTRO-4/2

MPE's first Wolter mirror system was launched on the Skylark rocket in 1979 from Woomera. Equipped with a precursor of the ROSAT PSPC it made the first real colour picture in X-rays of a cosmic X-ray source (Puppis A). Two further flights in 1982 and 1987 brought results on Cas A and the Supernova 1987 A, respectively.

[ASTRO-4 X-ray mirror system]
ASTRO-4 X-ray Mirror System


[Puppis A - Color Image]
Puppis A - Color Image
[Puppis A -
Temperature Distribution] Puppis A - Temperature Distribution



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