A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 012150
Title Capella: RGS wavelength scale and bore-sight calibrations & PV


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ldr582f
Author Dr Fred Jansen XMM-Newton PS
Description CAL-RGS wavelength and bore-sight calibrations For the MOS cameras a default offset table needs to be used, in place of a calculated one. Observation 11 needs MOS DIAGNOSTOC exposures to be inserted. PV-High Resolution Spectroscopy of Capella We will study the spectrum of Capella, the brightest coronal source in the sky, with the RGS, in order to characterize the thermal structure and other physical parameters of its corona. In addition, the spectrum will be used to derive the wavelength scale of the RGS and its dependence on the geometrical parameters of the spectrometers.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2000-03-23T21:25:35Z/2000-03-25T01:04:38Z
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 2001-05-09T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2001-05-09T00:00:00Z, 012150, PPS_NOT_AVAILABLE. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ldr582f