|Title||Measuring the EPIC Filter carbon band transmission - HZ43|
|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|
|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, 2002-05-11T00:00:00Z, 012597, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-stnpkqc|