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Calibration of the High Energy Replicated Optics to Explore the Sun (HEROES) Hard X-ray TelescopeOn September 21-22, 2013, the High Energy Replicated Optics to Explore the Sun (HEROES) hard X-ray telescope, flew as a balloon payload from Ft. Sumner, N.M. HEROES observed the Sun, the black hole binary GRS 1915+105, and the Crab Nebula during its 27 hour flight. In this paper we describe laboratory calibration measurements of the HEROES detectors using line and continuum sources, applications of these measurements to define channel to energy (gain) corrections for observed events and to define detector response matrices. We characterize the HEROES X-ray grazing incidence optics using measurements taken in the Stray-Light (SLF) Facility in Huntsville, AL, and using ray traces.
Document ID
20150016373
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Wilson-Hodge, Colleen A. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Gaskin, Jessica (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Christe, Steven (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Shih, Albert (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Tennant, Allyn (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Swartz, Doug (Universities Space Research Association Huntsville, AL, United States)
Kilaru, Kiranmayee (Universities Space Research Association Huntsville, AL, United States)
Elsner, Ron (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Kolodziejczak, Jeff (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Ramsey, Brian (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2015
Publication Date
November 1, 2014
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Astronomical Instrumentation
Volume: 3
Issue: 2
Subject Category
Astronomy
Report/Patent Number
M14-3875
Distribution Limits
Public
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