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Volume 402, Number 3, May II 2003
First Science with the ODIN satellite
Page(s) 1151 - 1155
Section Physical and chemical processes
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20030324

A&A 402, 1151-1155 (2003)
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20030324

Improving the spatial resolution of XMM-Newton EPIC images by direct demodulation technique

Hua Feng1, Yong Chen2, S. N. Zhang3, 4, 5, 2, F. J. Lu2 and T. P. Li3, 2

1  Department of Engineering Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, PR China
2  Laboratory for Particle Astrophysics, Institute of High Energy Physics, CAS, Beijing 100039, PR China
3  Physics Department and Center for Astrophysics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, PR China
4  Physics Department, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35899, USA
5  Space Science Laboratory, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, SD50, Huntsville, AL 35812, USA

(Received 18 November 2002 / Accepted 24 February 2003 )

We have applied the direct demodulation technique to XMM-Newton EPIC images to achieve a higher spatial resolution; the restored images are compared with Chandra images. With the improved images we can extract spectra of fine structures in XMM-Newton data.

Key words: techniques: high angular resolution, techniques: image processing

Offprint request: Hua Feng, fenghua01@mails.tsinghua.edu.cn

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