Volume 365, Number 1, January 2001
First Results from XMM-Newton
|Page(s)||L36 - L44|
|Published online||15 January 2001|
The XMM-Newton optical/UV monitor telescope
Mullard Space Science Laboratory, University College London, Holmbury St. Mary, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6NT, UK
2 Astrophysics Division, Space Science Department of ESA, PO Box 299, 2200 AG Noordwijk, The Netherlands
3 Department of Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106, USA
4 Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, Gower Street, London, UK
5 Los Alamos National Laboratory, PO Box 1663, Los Alamos, NM 87545, USA
6 Institut d'Astrophysique et de Géophysique, Université de Liège, 5 avenue de Cointe, 4000-Liège, Belgium
Corresponding author: K. O. Mason, firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 20 October 2000
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.
Key words: space vehicles: instruments / instrumentation: detectors / ultraviolet: general
© ESO, 2001
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