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