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Titolo:
The European Photon Imaging Camera on XMM-Newton: The MOS cameras
Autore:
Turner, MJL; Abbey, A; Arnaud, M; Balasini, M; Barbera, M; Belsole, E; Bennie, PJ; Bernard, JP; Bignami, GF; Boer, M; Briel, U; Butler, I; Cara, C; Chabaud, C; Cole, R; Collura, A; Conte, M; Cros, A; Denby, M; Dhez, P; Di Coco, G; Dowson, J; Ferrando, P; Ghizzardi, S; Gianotti, F; Goodall, CV; Gretton, L; Griffiths, RG; Hainaut, O; Hochedez, JF; Holland, AD; Jourdain, E; Kendziorra, E; Lagostina, A; Laine, R; La Palombara, N; Lortlolary, M; Lumb, D; Marty, P; Molendi, S; Pigot, C; Poindron, E; Pounds, KA; Reeves, JN; Reppin, C; Rothenflug, R; Salvetat, P; Sauvageot, JL; Schmitt, D; Sembay, S; Short, ADT; Spragg, J; Stephen, J; Struder, L; Tiengo, A; Trifoglio, M; Trumper, J; Vercellone, S; Vigroux, L; Villa, G; Ward, MJ; Whitehead, S; Zonca, E;
Indirizzi:
Univ Leicester, Dept Phys & Astron, Leicester LE1 7RH, Leics, England UnivLeicester Leicester Leics England LE1 7RH er LE1 7RH, Leics, England CEA Saclay, DAPNIA Serv Astrophys, DSM, CEA, F-91191 Gif Sur Yvette, France CEA Saclay Gif Sur Yvette France F-91191 F-91191 Gif Sur Yvette, France Ctr Etud Spatiale Rayonnements, F-31028 Toulouse, France Ctr Etud SpatialeRayonnements Toulouse France F-31028 Toulouse, France MPE, D-85740 Garching, Germany MPE Garching Germany D-85740MPE, D-85740 Garching, Germany Univ Birmingham, Sch Phys & Astron, Birmingham B15 2TT, W Midlands, England Univ Birmingham Birmingham W Midlands England B15 2TT W Midlands, England Univ Paris 11, Lab Utilisat Rayonnement Electromagnet, F-91405 Orsay, France Univ Paris 11 Orsay France F-91405 Electromagnet, F-91405 Orsay, France IFC Milan, I-20133 Milan, Italy IFC Milan Milan Italy I-20133IFC Milan, I-20133 Milan, Italy IAAP Tuebingen, D-72076 Tubingen, Germany IAAP Tuebingen Tubingen Germany D-72076 ingen, D-72076 Tubingen, Germany European Space Agcy, ESTEC, PX, NL-2200 AG Noordwijk, Netherlands EuropeanSpace Agcy Noordwijk Netherlands NL-2200 AG rdwijk, Netherlands Osservatorio Astron Palermo, I-90134 Palermo, Italy Osservatorio Astron Palermo Palermo Italy I-90134 I-90134 Palermo, Italy ITESRE, I-41010 Bologna, Italy ITESRE Bologna Italy I-41010ITESRE, I-41010 Bologna, Italy Univ Paris 11, Inst Astrophys Spatiale, F-91405 Orsay, France Univ Paris 11 Orsay France F-91405 ophys Spatiale, F-91405 Orsay, France Laben SpA, SS Padana Super, I-20090 Milan, Italy Laben SpA Milan Italy I-20090 SpA, SS Padana Super, I-20090 Milan, Italy European Space Agcy, Estec, Dept Space Sci, NL-2200 AG Noordwijk, Netherlands European Space Agcy Noordwijk Netherlands NL-2200 AG rdwijk, Netherlands
Titolo Testata:
ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS
fascicolo: 1, volume: 365, anno: 2001,
pagine: L27 - L35
SICI:
0004-6361(200101)365:1<L27:TEPICO>2.0.ZU;2-W
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
ORSAY SYNCHROTRON FACILITY; GROUND CALIBRATION; PERFORMANCE;
Keywords:
instrumentation : detectors; X-rays : general;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
Citazioni:
20
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Turner, MJL Univ Leicester, Dept Phys & Astron, Leicester LE1 7RH, Leics, England Univ Leicester Leicester Leics England LE1 7RH Leics, England
Citazione:
M.J.L. Turner et al., "The European Photon Imaging Camera on XMM-Newton: The MOS cameras", ASTRON ASTR, 365(1), 2001, pp. L27-L35

Abstract

The EPIC focal plane imaging spectrometers on XMM-Newton use CCDs to record the images and spectra of celestial X-ray sources focused by the three X-ray mirrors. There is one camera at the focus of each mirror; two of the cameras contain seven MOS CCDs, while the third uses twelve PN CCDs, defininga circular field of view of 30' diameter in each case. The CCDs were specially developed for EPIC, and combine high quality; imaging with spectral resolution close to the Fano limit. A filter wheel carrying three kinds of X-ray transparent light blocking filter, a fully closed, and a fully open position, is fitted to each EPIC instrument. The CCDs are cooled passively andare under full closed loop thermal control. A radio-active source is fitted for internal calibration. Data are processed on-board to sate telemetry by removing cosmic ray tracks, and generating X-ray event files; a variety of different instrument modes are available to increase the dynamic range ofthe instrument and to enable fast timing. The instruments were calibrated using laboratory X-ra;rr beams, and synchrotron generated monochromatic X-ray beams before launch; in-orbit calibration makes use of a variety of celestial X-ray; targets. The current calibration is better than 10% over the entire energy range of 0.2 to 10 keV. All three instruments survived launch and are performing nominally in orbit. In particular full field-of-view coverage is available, all electronic modes work, and the energy resolution isclose to pre-launch values. Radiation damage is well within pre-launch predictions and does not yet impact on the energy resolution. The scientific results from EPIC amply fulfil pre-launch expectations.

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