What is the optical configuration of a typical X-ray telescope?

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    A parabolic primary mirror that directs the X rays toward an elliptical secondary mirror, which bounces the X rays out of the incoming light path to a detector.
     A single large slab of material that totally absorbs the individual X rays that encounter it.
     Special lenses made of fluorite and/or other minerals that transmit X rays efficiently.
     A spherical primary mirror that directs the X rays toward a specially shaped secondary mirror, which bounces the X rays back down through a hole in the primary mirror to a detector.
     A series of concentric, tapered, tubular mirrors that the X rays strike at shallow grazing incidence angles.
asked Sep 20, 2012 in Astronomy by anonymous
    

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A series of concentric, tapered, tubular mirrors that the X rays strike at shallow grazing incidence angles.
answered Sep 22, 2012 by SkyStar ~Expert~ (2,855 points)



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