Endpiece of Cylindrical Shell for AXAF Orbiting X-ray Telescope Mirror, Zerodur Glass-ceramic

Object Name: 
Endpiece of Cylindrical Shell for AXAF Orbiting X-ray Telescope Mirror, Zerodur Glass-ceramic

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Object Name: 
Endpiece of Cylindrical Shell for AXAF Orbiting X-ray Telescope Mirror, Zerodur Glass-ceramic
Accession Number: 
99.8.14
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 7.2 cm, Diam: 102 cm, Th: 1.9 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1990
Credit Line: 
Gift of Raytheon Optical Systems, Inc. (ROSI)
Web Description: 
The six concentric cylindrical shells that make up the mirror for the AXAF telescope were designed to collect as much X-ray radiation as possible. The shells are made from a glass-ceramic that resists distortion with changes in temperature.
Provenance: 
Raytheon Optical Systems, Inc. (ROSI), Source
1999
Material: 
Primary Description: 
Endpiece of Cylindrical Shell for AXAF Orbiting X-ray Telescope Mirror, Zerodur Glass-ceramic. Colorless with yellow ting (Zerodue) glass. Low circular cylindrical shape.