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11 October 2004 XMM-Newton (cross)-calibration
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ESA's large X-ray space observatory XMM-Newton is in its fifth year of operations. We give a general overview of the status of calibration of the five X-ray instruments and the Optical Monitor. A main point of interest in the last year became the cross-calibration between the instruments. A cross-calibration campaign started at the XMM-Newton Science Operation Centre at the European Space Astronomy Centre in collaboration with the Instrument Principle Investigators provides a first systematic comparison of the X-ray instruments EPIC and RGS for various kind of sources making also an initial assessment in cross calibration with other X-ray observatories.
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Marcus G. F. Kirsch, Bruno Altieri, Bing Chen, Frank Haberl, Leo Metcalfe, Andrew M.T. Pollock, Andrew M. Read, Richard D. Saxton, Steven Sembay, and Michael J.S. Smith "XMM-Newton (cross)-calibration", Proc. SPIE 5488, UV and Gamma-Ray Space Telescope Systems, (11 October 2004); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.549276
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