A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 012597
Title Measuring the EPIC Filter carbon band transmission - HZ43


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-stnpkqc
Author Dr Fred Jansen XMM-Newton PS
Description CAL- by measuring the bright hot white dwarf HZ43, which has emission only in the very softest band, we can estimate the bandpass of each EPIC filter in the softest energies, and check for contamination build-up by comparison with a reference measurement made early in the mission. The three EPIC filters are each observed for 5ks , the RGS and OM exposures then scale according to a 2.7ks overhead in EPIC
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2000-06-04T08:11:33Z/2000-06-04T20:55:01Z
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 2002-05-11T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2002-05-11T00:00:00Z, 012597, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-stnpkqc