X-ray telescope design

If X-rays pass through typical telescope mirrors, how do engineers design X-ray telescopes? This section includes information on how we focus X-rays onto a detector, what X-ray telescopes look like, and how the mirrors are manufactured.

How to focus an X-ray
The first problem to solve is to figure out how to use mirrors to focus X-rays. X-ray telescopes use a trick called grazing incidence mirrors.
What do X-ray telescopes look like?
Using grazing incidence mirrors makes X-ray telescopes look different than your everyday telescopes.
How are the mirrors made?
The unique design of X-ray telescopes used on Suzaku and Astro-H requires that many mirrors be constructed – engineers must develop processes that reproduce mirrors quickly and accurately.