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Overview of the calibration and the performance of the pn-CCD camera
Author(s): Ulrich G. Briel; Edgar Bihler; Heinrich W. Braeuninger; Michael Colli; Konrad Dennerl; Frank Haberl; Robert Hartmann; Gisela D. Hartner; Peter Holl; Norbert Meidinger; Josef Kemmer; Eckhard Kendziorra; Marcus Kirsch; Norbert Krause; Markus Kuster; Josef Pal; Elmar Pfeffermann; Martin Popp; Claus Reppin; Th. Stadelbauer; Heike Soltau; Lothar Strueder; Joachim E. Truemper; Christoph von Zanthier; V. E. Zavlin
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Paper Abstract

In the near future the European x-ray satellite XMM will be launched into orbit. The satellite is equipped with a PN-CCD camera with a sensitive area of 60 mm X 60 mm, integrated on a single silicon wafer. The same camera is on board of the German x-ray satellite ABRIXAS. The main feature of this camera type is the very good quantum efficiency of more than 90 percent in the energy range from 0.3 to 10 keV and the high time resolution, selectable between 7 microsecond(s) ec and 280 msec. All flight cameras are extensively calibrated, utilizing the long beam test facility Panter in Muenchen, the Synchrotron Radiation Facility beam lines at the Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale in Orsay, and the PTB beam line at the Bessy Synchrotron in Berlin. We will give an overview of all the calibrations and calibration methods as well as some global results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 October 1999
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3765, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy X, (22 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.366503
Show Author Affiliations
Ulrich G. Briel, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Edgar Bihler, Eberhard-Karls-Univ. Tuebingen (Germany)
Heinrich W. Braeuninger, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Michael Colli, Eberhard-Karls-Univ. Tuebingen (Germany)
Konrad Dennerl, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Frank Haberl, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Robert Hartmann, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Gisela D. Hartner, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Peter Holl, KETEK GmbH (Germany)
Norbert Meidinger, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Josef Kemmer, KETEK GmbH (Germany)
Eckhard Kendziorra, Eberhard-Karls-Univ. Tuebingen (Germany)
Marcus Kirsch, Eberhard-Karls-Univ. Tuebingen (Spain)
Norbert Krause, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Australia)
Markus Kuster, Eberhard-Karls-Univ. Tuebingen (Germany)
Josef Pal, Eberhard-Karls-Univ. Tuebingen (Germany)
Elmar Pfeffermann, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Martin Popp, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Claus Reppin, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Th. Stadelbauer, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Heike Soltau, KETEK GmbH (Germany)
Lothar Strueder, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Joachim E. Truemper, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Christoph von Zanthier, KETEK GmbH (Germany)
V. E. Zavlin, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3765:
EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy X
Oswald H. W. Siegmund; Kathryn A. Flanagan, Editor(s)

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