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In-orbit performance of the EPIC-MOS detectors on XMM-Newton
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Paper Abstract

XMM-Newton was launched into space on a highly eccentric 48 hour orbit on December 10th 1999. XMM-Newton is now in its fifth year of operation and has been an outstanding success, observing the Cosmos with imaging, spectroscopy and timing capabilities in the X-ray and optical wavebands. The EPIC-MOS CCD X-ray detectors comprise two out of three of the focal plane instruments on XMM-Newton. In this paper we discuss key aspects of the current status and performance history of the charge transfer ineffiency (CTI), energy resolution and spectral redistribution function (rmf) of EPIC-MOS in its fifth year of operation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 October 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5488, UV and Gamma-Ray Space Telescope Systems, (11 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.553180
Show Author Affiliations
Steven Sembay, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Anthony Abbey, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Bruno Altieri, XMM-Newton Science Operations Ctr./VILSPA (Spain)
Richard Ambrosi, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Darren Baskill, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Philippe Ferrando, CEA Saclay (France)
Kallol Mukerjee, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Andrew M. Read, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Martin J. L. Turner, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)


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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