A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 012233
Title EPIC X-ray Straylight Calibration - Crab Nebula offset


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-fgkw54e
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, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2000-03-29T12:29:13Z/2000-03-30T11:01:18Z
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 2001-11-06T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2001-11-06T00:00:00Z, 012233, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-fgkw54e