A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 012252
Title Point Spread Function Comparison with AXAF-PKS0312-770


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-byse8em
Author Dr Fred Jansen XMM-Newton PS
Description CAL- The PSF of the EPIC MOS is checked against the AXAF PSF calibration target PKS0312-770, which has a source flux sufficiently low to avoid pile-up. A modest exposure allows the core of the PSF in MOS to be well-studied and provides a reference against the PSF obtained with brighter sources, and with the higher resolution CHANDRA cameras. In the current plan only one off-axis pointing is scheduled because PSF cores at various field angles is covered either serendipitously or via other CAL observations.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2000-03-31T10:56:11Z/2000-03-31T23:41:31Z
Version 17.56_20190403_1200
Mission Description The European Space Agency's (ESA) X-ray Multi-Mirror Mission (XMM-Newton) was launched by an Ariane 504 on December 10th 1999. XMM-Newton is ESA's second cornerstone of the Horizon 2000 Science Programme. It carries 3 high throughput X-ray telescopes with an unprecedented effective area, and an optical monitor, the first flown on a X-ray observatory. The large collecting area and ability to make long uninterrupted exposures provide highly sensitive observations.
Since Earth's atmosphere blocks out all X-rays, only a telescope in space can detect and study celestial X-ray sources. The XMM-Newton mission is helping scientists to solve a number of cosmic mysteries, ranging from the enigmatic black holes to the origins of the Universe itself. Observing time on XMM-Newton is being made available to the scientific community, applying for observational periods on a competitive basis.
Creator Contact https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/xmm-newton/xmm-newton-helpdesk
Date Published 2001-10-06T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2001-10-06T00:00:00Z, 012252, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-byse8em