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Measuring X-Ray Polarization in the Presence of Systematic Effects
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Author and Affiliation:
Elsner, R. F.(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States);
ODell, S. L.(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States);
Weisskopf, M. C.(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States)
Abstract: We describe a mathematical formalism for determining the 1 and 2 parameter errors in the magnitude and position angle of X ]ray polarization. The formalism includes a treatment of systematic effects, such as background and instrumental bias.
Publication Date: Jul 01, 2012
Document ID:
20120015356
(Acquired Nov 02, 2012)
Subject Category: ASTRONOMY
Report/Patent Number: M12-1929
Document Type: Oral/Visual Presentation
Publication Information: Proceedings of SPIE; Volume 8443
Meeting Information: Space Telescope and Instrumentation 2012: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray; 1-6 Jul. 2012; Amsterdam; Netherlands
Meeting Sponsor: International Society for Optical Engineering; Bellingham, WA, United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; Huntsville, AL, United States
Organization Source: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; Huntsville, AL, United States
Description: 1p; In English; Original contains color illustrations
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: FORMALISM; POLARIZED RADIATION; X RAY TELESCOPES; ASTRONOMICAL POLARIMETRY; POSITION ERRORS; ACTIVE GALACTIC NUCLEI; GALACTIC RADIATION
Miscellaneous Notes: PDF includes Conference abstract and poster
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