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XMM-Newton (cross)-calibration
Author(s): Marcus G. F. Kirsch; Bruno Altieri; Bing Chen; Frank Haberl; Leo Metcalfe; Andrew M.T. Pollock; Andrew M. Read; Richard D. Saxton; Steven Sembay; Michael J.S. Smith
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Paper Abstract

ESA's large X-ray space observatory XMM-Newton is in its fifth year of operations. We give a general overview of the status of calibration of the five X-ray instruments and the Optical Monitor. A main point of interest in the last year became the cross-calibration between the instruments. A cross-calibration campaign started at the XMM-Newton Science Operation Centre at the European Space Astronomy Centre in collaboration with the Instrument Principle Investigators provides a first systematic comparison of the X-ray instruments EPIC and RGS for various kind of sources making also an initial assessment in cross calibration with other X-ray observatories.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 October 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5488, UV and Gamma-Ray Space Telescope Systems, (11 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.549276
Show Author Affiliations
Marcus G. F. Kirsch, European Space Agency (Spain)
Bruno Altieri, European Space Agency (Spain)
Bing Chen, European Space Agency (Spain)
Frank Haberl, Max-Planck-Institut fur extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Leo Metcalfe, European Space Agency (Spain)
Andrew M.T. Pollock, European Space Agency (Spain)
Andrew M. Read, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Richard D. Saxton, European Space Agency (Spain)
Steven Sembay, Leicester Univ. (United Kingdom)
Michael J.S. Smith, European Space Agency (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5488:
UV and Gamma-Ray Space Telescope Systems
Guenther Hasinger; Martin J. L. Turner, Editor(s)

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