10 Years of the optical & UV monitor (OM) on-board XMM-Newton
Author: Talavera, Antonio
Source: Astrophysics and Space Science, Volume 335, Number 1, September 2011 , pp. 291-296(6)
Abstract:The XMM-Newton X-ray observatory was launched at the end of 1999 and it is still successfully operated. In addition to the X-ray instruments, the payload carries a small telescope, the Optical Monitor, which provides simultaneous imaging and spectroscopic observations in the optical and UV ranges. In this report we review the status of the OM and its main achievements after 10 years of operations. We also introduce the XMM-OM Serendipitous Ultra-violet Source Survey (SUSS) Catalogue.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: XMM-Newton Observatory, European Space Astronomy Centre, P.O.Box 78, 28691, Villanueva de la Canada, Madrid, Spain, Email: email@example.com
Publication date: September 1, 2011