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The XMM-Newton optical/UV monitor telescope

The XMM-Newton optical/UV monitor telescope

Publication date: 05 January 2001

Authors: Mason, K.O., et al.

Journal: Astronomy & Astrophysics
Volume: 365
Issue: 1
Page: L36-L44
Year: 2001

Copyright: ESO 2001

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.

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