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The XMM-Newton optical/UV monitor telescope

Mason, KO; Breeveld, A; Much, R; Carter, M; Cordova, FA; Cropper, MS; Fordham, J; ... Vreux, JM; + view all (2001) The XMM-Newton optical/UV monitor telescope. ASTRON ASTROPHYS , 365 (1) L36 - L44. Green open access

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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 held 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.

Type: Article
Title: The XMM-Newton optical/UV monitor telescope
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Keywords: space vehicles : instruments, instrumentation : detectors, ultraviolet : general
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/9416
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