The throughput and imaging properties of one of a new class of grazing incidence spectroscopic telescope are examined with a Monte Carlo ray tracing technique. The results are compared with Wolter Schwarzschild type II telescopes of similar size. The image quality of this telescope is comparable, and the control of the off-axis light is superior to the Wolter Schwarzschild design.
© 1986 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: January 14, 1986
Published: June 15, 1986
James C. Green and Stuart Bowyer, "Analysis of a new class of grazing incidence spectroscopic telescope," Appl. Opt. 25, 1991-1996 (1986)