A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 012311
Title EPIC Gain, contamination and CTI monitoring-1ES0102


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-gxhbf0r
Author Dr Fred Jansen XMM-Newton PS
Description CAL- The AXAF standard cable source, 1ES0102-72 in the SMC region will be observed periodically. The strong emission lines at low energies will be measured to determine the CCD gain and CTI at the boresight location. In addition, apparent secular changes in various emission line strengths may be used to track contamination build-up. EPIC observes for 10ks in each of THINand MEDIUM filter to make a comparison. Given overheads this implies a single 24ks RGS exposure. The proposal contains 2 repeat template observations.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2000-04-16T19:08:02Z/2000-04-17T09:43:15Z
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 2003-04-12T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2003-04-12T00:00:00Z, 012311, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-gxhbf0r