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Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems

On the in-flight calibration plans of modern x-ray observatories
Author(s): Matteo Guainazzi; Laurence David; Catherine E. Grant; Eric Miller; Lorenzo Natalucci; Jukka Nevalainen; Robert Petre; Marc Audard
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Paper Abstract

We present an overview of the set of celestial sources used for in-flight calibration of x-ray detectors by past and operational missions. We show the rationale behind their choice as a guideline for future missions aiming at optimizing the critical early phases of their science operations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 December 2015
PDF: 12 pages
J. Astron. Telesc. Instrum. Syst. 1(4) 047001 doi: 10.1117/1.JATIS.1.4.047001
Published in: Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems Volume 1, Issue 4
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Matteo Guainazzi, European Space Astronomy Ctr. (Spain)
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Laurence David, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Catherine E. Grant, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Eric Miller, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Lorenzo Natalucci, INAF - IASF Roma (Italy)
Jukka Nevalainen, Tartu Observatory (Estonia)
Robert Petre, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Marc Audard, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)

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