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Status of the calibration of the EPIC-pn camera onboard XMM-Newton
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Paper Abstract

The X-ray Observatory XMM-Newton is in orbit since the 10th December 1999. In the first half year an extensive program to commission, calibrate and verify the performance of the payload has been carried out. Since then many routine calibrations, using the onboard calibration source as well as many different celestial objects, have been performed. In this paper we will report on the status of the calibration of the EPIC-pn camera in general and focus on major points like the CTI evolution, the effective area, the response function and the instrumental background.

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Date Published: 3 February 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5165, X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy XIII, (3 February 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.506983
Show Author Affiliations
Ulrich G. Briel, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Konrad Dennerl, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Michael J. Freyberg, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Frank Haberl, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
V. E. Zavlin, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5165:
X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy XIII
Kathryn A. Flanagan; Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Editor(s)

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