The XMM-Newton optical/UV monitor telescope

K. O. Mason, A. Breeveld, R. Much, M. Carter, F. A. Cordova, M. S. Cropper, J. Fordham, H. Huckle, C. Ho, H. Kawakami, J. Kennea, T. Kennedy, J. Mittaz, D. Pandel, W. C. Priedhorsky, T. Sasseen, R. Shirey, P. Smith, J. M. Vreux

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Abstract

The XMM-OM instrument extends the spectral coverage of the XMM-Newton observatory into the ultraviolet and optical range. It provides imaging and time-resolved data on targets simultaneously with observations in the EPIC and RGS. It also has the ability to track stars in its field of view, thus providing an improved post-facto aspect solution for the spacecraft. An overview of the XMM-OM and its operation is given, together with current information on the performance of the instrument.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)L36-L44
JournalAstronomy and Astrophysics
Volume365
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

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Mason, K. O., Breeveld, A., Much, R., Carter, M., Cordova, F. A., Cropper, M. S., ... Vreux, J. M. (2001). The XMM-Newton optical/UV monitor telescope. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 365(1), L36-L44. https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20000044
Mason, K. O. ; Breeveld, A. ; Much, R. ; Carter, M. ; Cordova, F. A. ; Cropper, M. S. ; Fordham, J. ; Huckle, H. ; Ho, C. ; Kawakami, H. ; Kennea, J. ; Kennedy, T. ; Mittaz, J. ; Pandel, D. ; Priedhorsky, W. C. ; Sasseen, T. ; Shirey, R. ; Smith, P. ; Vreux, J. M. / The XMM-Newton optical/UV monitor telescope. In: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 2001 ; Vol. 365, No. 1. pp. L36-L44.
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Mason KO, Breeveld A, Much R, Carter M, Cordova FA, Cropper MS et al. The XMM-Newton optical/UV monitor telescope. Astronomy and Astrophysics. 2001 Jan 1;365(1):L36-L44. https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20000044