A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 012392
Title OM UV Photometric Calibration using BPM 16274


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-iwjaupx
Author Mr Fred Jansen XMM-Newton PS
Description CAL-The primary goal of the observation of the white dwarf BPM 16274 is to establish the zero point calibration of the OM UV filter. Secondary calibration item is the measurement of the instrument PSF in the UV filters, which is accomplished by placing a fast mode window at the location of BPM 16274. The target count rate and the PSF shape is studied under count to framerate ratios by changing the window size. The study also includes an OM default configuration. The modification of the PSF with window size is best studied with the magnifier. The UV grism wavelength and PSF shape can be calibrated making use of the available spectrum. The estimated OM overhead time is 8.1 ksec for the initial and 4.3 ksec for the follow up observations.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2000-05-18T06:49:45Z/2000-05-18T22:47:29Z
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 2001-11-07T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2001, 012392, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-iwjaupx