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28 November 2000 XMM-Newton satellite MOS CCD detectors calibration results
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X-Ray Multi Mirror (XMM) satellite has been successfully launched on the 10th of December 1999. It is carrying 3 CCD detectors (2 MOS and 1 PN) optimized for X-Rays (EPIC instrument). These detectors have been calibrated using 2 synchrotron beam lines developed on purpose within the Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale (IAS) and Laboratoire pour l'Utilisation du Rayonnement Electromagnetique (LURE) facilities in Orsay (France). The absolute calibration is performed by comparing the camera data with those obtained using a Gaz Proportional Counter for the 0.2 to 0.8 keV range and a Silicium-Lithium diode for the 0.6 to 12.0 keV range. These results are then to be compared to XMM in-flight calibration data.
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Philippe B. Marty, Claude Pigot, Elena Belsole, Jean-Philippe Bernard, Philippe Ferrando, Olivier Hainaut, and Jean Luc Sauvageot "XMM-Newton satellite MOS CCD detectors calibration results", Proc. SPIE 4138, X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions IV, (28 November 2000);


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