XMM-Newton-NEWS  #171, 31-Mar-2015
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- EPIC-pn Burst Mode energy scale correction
- Conference Announcement: "Exploring the Hot and Energetic Universe"
EPIC-pn Burst Mode energy scale correction
A pair of CCF constituents has been released which affect the PN
energy scale for Burst Mode:
EPN_REJECT_0008.CCF now includes a non-null correction for the source
X-ray loading as derived from the offset map.
The accompanying constituent EPN_CTI_0046.CCF contains new
rate-dependent CTI correction parameters for Burst Mode which have
been recalibrated so as to be consistent with the X-ray loading
The SAS will apply these changes through the standard parameter
settings of epproc or epchain for Burst Mode data reduction, see
"Exploring the Hot and Energetic Universe"
Exploring the Hot and Energetic Universe:
The first scientific conference dedicated to the Athena X-ray observatory
will take place from 8th to 10th September 2015 at ESAC, Madrid, Spain.
The purpose of this conference is to gather together all members of
the astronomical community who have an interest in Athena. The main
focus of the meeting will be to discuss the key science questions
which will be addressed by the mission. A significant portion of the
programme will be devoted to presenting the status of the project and
discussing the synergies with other future large multi-wavelength
facilities and missions.
Further information can be found at