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Wolter telescope

(reflector telescope using only shallow-angle reflections)

A Wolter telescope is a telescope which uses reflections that are shallow, i.e., far from perpendicular to the surface, with a small angle between the surface and the beam, termed grazing incidence optics. The design is intended for X-rays, which generally are not reflected by a surface nearer to perpendicular to the beam. There are a number of subtypes that differ substantially other than aiming for the shallow-angle reflections. The design is common for X-ray telescopes. Examples:


(telescope type,X-ray)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolter_telescope

Referenced by pages:
grazing incidence optics (GIO)
NuSTAR
reflector telescope
Spektr-RG (SRG)
telescope type

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