22 October 1999 Ground calibration of the XMM-EPIC MOS cameras at the Orsay Synchrotron Facility
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The European Photon Imaging Camera (EPIC) is one of the major Instruments on board the X-ray Multi-Mirror (XMM) mission planned for launch in January 2000. Ground calibrations have been performed in 1997 and 1998 on the flight and spare models of the MOS-CCD focal plane cameras at the Orsay Synchrotron Facility at IAS in France. The calibration data takings have been completed in December 1998. Details of the calibration equipment have already been presented elsewhere and at the SPIE Annual Meeting. This paper is an overview of the calibration activities and present the status and result of the calibration data analysis.
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Claude Pigot, Elena Belsole, Paul J. Bennie, Philippe Ferrando, Jean Luc Sauvageot, Philippe B. Marty, Steve Sembay, "Ground calibration of the XMM-EPIC MOS cameras at the Orsay Synchrotron Facility", Proc. SPIE 3765, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy X, (22 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.366507; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.366507
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