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In-flight calibration of the XMM-Newton reflection grating spectrometers
Author(s): Christian Erd; M. Audard; Antonius J. F. den Boggende; Graziella Branduardi-Raymont; A. C. Brinkman; Jean Cottam; Luc Dubbeldam; Manuel Guedel; Jan-Willem den Herder; Jelle S. Kaastra; Steven M. Kahn; Rolf Mewe; Frits B. S. Paerels; John Russell Peterson; Andrew P. Rasmussen; Irini Sakelliou; Joshua Spodek; Knud Thomsen; Cor P. de Vries; Alex Zehnder
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Paper Abstract

The activities during the instrument calibrations are summarized and first data are presented. The main instrument features, the line-spread function and the effective area, are discussed and the status of the in-flight calibrations is summarized.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 December 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4140, X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy XI, (13 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.409112
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Christian Erd, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)
M. Audard, Paul Sherrer Institute (United States)
Antonius J. F. den Boggende, Space Research Organization Netherlands (Netherlands)
Graziella Branduardi-Raymont, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
A. C. Brinkman, Space Research Organization Netherlands (Netherlands)
Jean Cottam, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Luc Dubbeldam, Space Research Organization Netherlands (Netherlands)
Manuel Guedel, Paul Scherrer Institute (Switzerland)
Jan-Willem den Herder, Space Research Organization Netherlands (Netherlands)
Jelle S. Kaastra, Space Research Organization Netherlands (Netherlands)
Steven M. Kahn, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Rolf Mewe, Space Research Organization Netherlands (Netherlands)
Frits B. S. Paerels, Columbia Univ. (United States)
John Russell Peterson, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Andrew P. Rasmussen, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Irini Sakelliou, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
Joshua Spodek, Columbia Univ (United States)
Knud Thomsen, Paul Scherrer Institute (Switzerland)
Cor P. de Vries, Space Research Organization Netherlands (Netherlands)
Alex Zehnder, Paul Scherrer Institute (Switzerland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4140:
X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy XI
Kathryn A. Flanagan; Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Editor(s)

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