Proceedings of SPIE 1989
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Filters for soft x-ray solar telescopes

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Soft x-ray telescopes require filters that block visible and infrared light and have good soft x-ray transmission. The optical properties of possible materials are discussed and the fabrication and testing methods for the filters used in a 10 inch normal incidence telescope for λ = 63Å are described. The best performances in the λ = 44 114Å wavelengths range is obtained with foils of carbon and rhodium. © 1989 SPIE.