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Title: The XMM-Newton EPIC background: Production of background maps and event files
Authors: Read, A. M.
Ponman, T. J.
First Published: Oct-2003
Publisher: EDP Sciences for European Southern Observatory (ESO)
Citation: Astronomy & Astrophysics, 2003, 409 (1), pp. 395-410
Abstract: XMM-Newton background maps for the 3 EPIC instruments in their different instrument/mode/filter combinations and in several energy bands have been constructed using a superposition of 72 pointed observations. Event datasets, with point sources excised, for the different instrument/mode/filter combinations have also been assembled, with longer exposure times than previously available files. The construction of the background maps and event files, together with their properties and usage are described here. Also given are statistical properties of the photon and particle components of the XMM-Newton EPIC background, based on the analysis of the 72 datasets.
DOI Link: 10.1051/0004-6361:20031099
ISSN: 0004-6361
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2003 ESO. Reproduced with permission from Astronomy & Astrophysics, © ESO.
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