grazing-incidence telescope

grazing-incidence telescope

[′grāz·iŋ ¦in·səd·əns ′tel·ə‚skōp]
(astronomy)
An instrument for forming images of celestial x-ray or gamma-ray sources in which the total external reflection of the x-rays or gamma rays from a surface at sufficiently shallow angles of incidence is used to focus them.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Calibration will be tricky with the spectrophotometers, which will collect extreme-ultraviolet photons using grazing-incidence telescopes. The Solar Spectral Irradiance instrument has flown in space several times on Spacelab missions lasting up to two weeks.