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EPIC-pn camera onboard XMM-Newton: performance and scientific results
Author(s): Ulrich G. Briel
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Paper Abstract

The x-ray observatory XMM-Newton is in orbit since the 10 December 1999. In the first half-year an extensive program has been carried out to commission, calibrate and verify the performance of the payload, followed by the routine phase, in which guaranteed time observations and regular guest observer programs are conducted. After a short discussion of the pn-CCD camera and its in-orbit calibration, I will present scientific results, concentrating on observations of super nova remnants, galaxies and clusters of galaxies. They demonstrate the excellent peformance of the pn-camera.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 March 2003
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 4851, X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Telescopes and Instruments for Astronomy, (11 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.461136
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Ulrich G. Briel, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4851:
X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Telescopes and Instruments for Astronomy
Joachim E. Truemper; Harvey D. Tananbaum, Editor(s)

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