11 March 2003 Status of the EPIC/MOS calibration onboard XMM-Newton
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The XMM-Newton observatory has the largest collecting area flown so far for an X-ray imaging system, resulting in a very high sensitivity over a broad spectral range. In order to exploit fully these performances, an accurate calibration of the XMM-Newton instruments is required. This calibration is being continuously updated, in order to refine the stable calibration parameters as well as to account for the detector response changes induced by radiation damage. We report here on the current overall status of the EPIC/MOS cameras calibrations, and in particular on the recent work involving Charge Transfer Inefficiency evolution and recovery.
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Philippe Ferrando, Philippe Ferrando, Anthony F. Abbey, Anthony F. Abbey, Bruno Altieri, Bruno Altieri, Monique Arnaud, Monique Arnaud, Paul J. Bennie, Paul J. Bennie, Mauro Dadina, Mauro Dadina, Mark Denby, Mark Denby, Simona Ghizzardi, Simona Ghizzardi, R. Gareth Griffiths, R. Gareth Griffiths, Marcus Kirsch, Marcus Kirsch, Nicola La Palombara, Nicola La Palombara, A. de Luca, A. de Luca, David H. Lumb, David H. Lumb, Silvano Molendi, Silvano Molendi, Doris Neumann, Doris Neumann, Jean Luc Sauvageot, Jean Luc Sauvageot, Richard Saxton, Richard Saxton, Steve Sembay, Steve Sembay, Andrea Tiengo, Andrea Tiengo, Martin J. L. Turner, Martin J. L. Turner, } "Status of the EPIC/MOS calibration onboard XMM-Newton", Proc. SPIE 4851, X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Telescopes and Instruments for Astronomy, (11 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.461310; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.461310
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