18 July 2000 In-orbit performance of the EPIC-PN CCD camera on board XMM-Newton
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On 10th December 1999, the European X-ray satellite XMM, now called XMM-Newton, was successfully put into orbit. After initial commissioning of the satellite's subsystems, the EPIC-pn camera was switched on and tested thoroughly in the period Jan./Febr. 2000. After refining of some of the parameter settings and the on-board pn-computer programs, we started the Calibration and Performance Verification Phase, which will last until the end of May 2000. In this paper we report on the results of the EPIC-pn Commissioning Phase with respect to the in-orbit performance of the camera. We also show some of the early results with the pn-camera, the first light image of a region in the Large Magellanic Cloud, and an observation of the Crab Nebular.
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Ulrich G. Briel, Ulrich G. Briel, Bernd Aschenbach, Bernd Aschenbach, M. Balasini, M. Balasini, Heinrich W. Braeuninger, Heinrich W. Braeuninger, Wolfgang Burkert, Wolfgang Burkert, Konrad Dennerl, Konrad Dennerl, M. Ehle, M. Ehle, Frank Haberl, Frank Haberl, Robert Hartmann, Robert Hartmann, Gisela D. Hartner, Gisela D. Hartner, Peter Holl, Peter Holl, Piero Massa, Piero Massa, Norbert Meidinger, Norbert Meidinger, Josef Kemmer, Josef Kemmer, Eckhard Kendziorra, Eckhard Kendziorra, Marcus Kirsch, Marcus Kirsch, Norbert Krause, Norbert Krause, Markus Kuster, Markus Kuster, David H. Lumb, David H. Lumb, Elmar Pfeffermann, Elmar Pfeffermann, Josef Pal, Josef Pal, W. Pietsch, W. Pietsch, Martin Popp, Martin Popp, A. Read, A. Read, Claus Reppin, Claus Reppin, Heike Soltau, Heike Soltau, Ruediger Staubert, Ruediger Staubert, Lothar Strueder, Lothar Strueder, Joachim E. Truemper, Joachim E. Truemper, Gabriele E. Villa, Gabriele E. Villa, Christoph van Zanthier, Christoph van Zanthier, V. E. Zavlin, V. E. Zavlin, "In-orbit performance of the EPIC-PN CCD camera on board XMM-Newton", Proc. SPIE 4012, X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions III, (18 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391613; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.391613
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