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Encircled Energy

Accurate flux calibration of the extracted spectra requires knowledge of the fraction of the source photons which fall in the extraction aperture for the spectrum. This fraction, the encircled energy (EE), is modeled here with MARX data and this can be used to determine the absolute flux for a spectral line with a known extraction aperture. The width of the 90% EE radius in the cross-dispersion direction is shown below in the plots as a function of energy. For the LSF's discussed here the extraction region is always greater than the 90% EE fraction so that the correction for flux lost from the LSF is small (<0.2%). The default data extraction region for tgextract is $\sim$7 $^{\prime\prime}$ wide so that correction for lost photons is negligible.


  
Figure 11: The 90% encircled energy radius as a function of energy for the MEG -1 order on-axis simulations.

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Figure 12: The 90% encircled energy radius as a function of energy for the HEG -1 order on-axis simulations.
Figure 13: The 90% encircled energy radius as a function of energy for the LEG +1 order on-axis simulations.

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\psfig{file=LEG_EE_p1_0.0_0.0.ps,height=3.5in,width=5.in,angle=0}



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David Davis
2000-02-24