A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 012270
Title EPIC Effective Area vs. Energy (G21.5-09)


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-8f9d9e9
Author Dr Fred Jansen XMM-Newton PS
Description CAL- Supplementing the 3C58 calibration, we use the SNR G21.5-09 which has a slightly steeper slope, but similar count rate. Offsets in the Z-direction are used to complement the 3C58 vignetting data, while avoiding bright stars.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2000-04-07T12:36:39Z/2001-04-09T22:25:05Z
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 2003-08-08T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2003-08-08T00:00:00Z, 012270, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-8f9d9e9