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Breadboard phase of the XMM optical monitor
Author(s): Scott D. Horner; David H. Lumb; France Anne Cordova; Cheng Ho; William C. Priedhorsky; Joe C. Chavez; J. Klarkowski; Mark S. Cropper; Howard E. Huckle; H. Kawakami; Keith O. Mason; John L. A. Fordham; Claude A. J. Jamar; Elio Antonello; David T. Leisawitz
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Paper Abstract

A multi-national consortium of research groups are developing the XMM (x-ray multi-mirror mission) optical monitor to provide a capability for optical identification and photometry of x-ray sources observed by the XMM observatory. This will be the first multi-wavelength facility dedicated to monitoring the variability of diverse sources from the optical through to x-ray wavelengths. Here we describe the system design and discuss progress in the breadboard phase of the development program.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2198, Instrumentation in Astronomy VIII, (1 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176811
Show Author Affiliations
Scott D. Horner, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
David H. Lumb, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (Netherlands)
France Anne Cordova, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Cheng Ho, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
William C. Priedhorsky, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Joe C. Chavez, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
J. Klarkowski, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Mark S. Cropper, Mullard Space Science Lab. (United Kingdom)
Howard E. Huckle, Mullard Space Science Lab. (United Kingdom)
H. Kawakami, Mullard Space Science Lab. (United Kingdom)
Keith O. Mason, Mullard Space Science Lab. (United Kingdom)
John L. A. Fordham, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
Claude A. J. Jamar, CSL Space (Belgium)
Elio Antonello, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
David T. Leisawitz, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2198:
Instrumentation in Astronomy VIII
David L. Crawford; Eric R. Craine, Editor(s)

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