Observatory Systems and Operations

On the in-flight calibration plans of modern x-ray observatories

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Matteo Guainazzi

ESA-European Space Astronomy Centre, Villafranca del Castillo, Madrid E-28692, Spain

Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, 3-1-1 Yoshinodai, Chuo-ku, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 252-5210, Japan

Laurence David

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, United States

Catherine E. Grant, Eric Miller

Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139-4307, United States

Lorenzo Natalucci

Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, INAF-IAPS, via del Fosso del Cavaliere, I-00133 Roma, Italy

Jukka Nevalainen

Tartu Observatory, Toravere 61602, Estonia

Robert Petre

NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland 20771, United States

Marc Audard

University of Geneva, Department of Astronomy, Chemin d’Ecogia 16, Versoix 1290, Switzerland

J. Astron. Telesc. Instrum. Syst. 1(4), 047001 (Dec 29, 2015). doi:10.1117/1.JATIS.1.4.047001
History: Received June 21, 2015; Accepted November 17, 2015
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Abstract.  We present an overview of the set of celestial sources used for in-flight calibration of x-ray detectors by past and operational missions. We show the rationale behind their choice as a guideline for future missions aiming at optimizing the critical early phases of their science operations.

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Matteo Guainazzi ; Laurence David ; Catherine E. Grant ; Eric Miller ; Lorenzo Natalucci, et al.
"On the in-flight calibration plans of modern x-ray observatories", J. Astron. Telesc. Instrum. Syst. 1(4), 047001 (Dec 29, 2015). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JATIS.1.4.047001


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