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Ground calibration of the XMM-EPIC MOS cameras at the Orsay Synchrotron Facility
Author(s): Claude Pigot; Elena Belsole; Paul J. Bennie; Philippe Ferrando; Jean Luc Sauvageot; Philippe B. Marty; Steve Sembay
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Paper Abstract

The European Photon Imaging Camera (EPIC) is one of the major Instruments on board the X-ray Multi-Mirror (XMM) mission planned for launch in January 2000. Ground calibrations have been performed in 1997 and 1998 on the flight and spare models of the MOS-CCD focal plane cameras at the Orsay Synchrotron Facility at IAS in France. The calibration data takings have been completed in December 1998. Details of the calibration equipment have already been presented elsewhere and at the SPIE Annual Meeting. This paper is an overview of the calibration activities and present the status and result of the calibration data analysis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 October 1999
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 3765, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy X, (22 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.366507
Show Author Affiliations
Claude Pigot, CEA Saclay (France)
Elena Belsole, CEA Saclay (France)
Paul J. Bennie, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Philippe Ferrando, CEA Saclay (France)
Jean Luc Sauvageot, CEA Saclay (France)
Philippe B. Marty, Univ. de Paris-Sud (France)
Steve Sembay, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3765:
EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy X
Oswald H. W. Siegmund; Kathryn A. Flanagan, Editor(s)

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