A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 012531
Title OM Photometric Calibration using Abell 2690


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-59wvdb1
Author Dr Fred Jansen XMM-Newton PS
Description CAL-The primary goal of the observation Abell 2690 is to accomplish and
aid the photometric calibration of OM in the B and V filter.
This comprises the definition of the zero point magnitude of the
natural system and the calculation of the coefficients of the
colour transformation. Secondary calibration item is the measurement of the
instrument PSF, which is accomplished by placing fast mode windows on two
field stars. The change of count rate with window size is the purpose of
introducing exposures with small image mode windows in the
V-filter and the magnifier. The change of PSF with window size can be
best studied with magnifier exposures. estimated OM overhead 7.4ksec.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2000-06-01T06:24:59Z/2000-06-01T19:12:44Z
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 2001-08-02T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, Dr Fred Jansen XMM-Newton PS, 2001, 012531, 17.56_20190403_1200, European Space Agency, https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-59wvdb1