Share Email Print

Proceedings Paper

XMM-Newton satellite MOS CCD detectors calibration results
Author(s): Philippe B. Marty; Claude Pigot; Elena Belsole; Jean-Philippe Bernard; Philippe Ferrando; Olivier Hainaut; Jean Luc Sauvageot
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $17.00 $21.00

Paper Abstract

X-Ray Multi Mirror (XMM) satellite has been successfully launched on the 10th of December 1999. It is carrying 3 CCD detectors (2 MOS and 1 PN) optimized for X-Rays (EPIC instrument). These detectors have been calibrated using 2 synchrotron beam lines developed on purpose within the Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale (IAS) and Laboratoire pour l'Utilisation du Rayonnement Electromagnetique (LURE) facilities in Orsay (France). The absolute calibration is performed by comparing the camera data with those obtained using a Gaz Proportional Counter for the 0.2 to 0.8 keV range and a Silicium-Lithium diode for the 0.6 to 12.0 keV range. These results are then to be compared to XMM in-flight calibration data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 November 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4138, X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions IV, (28 November 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.407544
Show Author Affiliations
Philippe B. Marty, Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale (France)
Claude Pigot, CEA-Service d'Astrophysique (France)
Elena Belsole, CEA-Service d'Astrophysique (France)
Jean-Philippe Bernard, Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale (France)
Philippe Ferrando, CEA-Service d'Astrophysique (France)
Olivier Hainaut, Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale (France)
Jean Luc Sauvageot, CEA-Service d'Astrophysique (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4138:
X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions IV
Richard B. Hoover; Arthur B. C. Walker II, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top