A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 012191
Title EPIC X-ray Straylight Calibration - Crab Nebula offset


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-j36ilpr
Author Dr Fred Jansen XMM-Newton PS
Description CAL- We measure the amount and structure of stray X-ray light focussed into the EPIC field of view as a result of bright off-axis sources scattering via single mirror reflections. The adoption of Crab at a range of off-axis angles utilises the well-known source spectrum to obtain the fastest means of obtaining the required S:N ratio. The observation guarantees that the scattered light is above diffuse background levels
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2000-03-26T07:24:44Z/2000-03-26T16:16:37Z
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 2001-05-27T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2001-05-27T00:00:00Z, 012191, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-j36ilpr