XMM-Newton Users Handbook

4.5.2 Instrument and setup overheads

The following instrument and setup overheads apply to XMM-Newton science observations. Note that some of them will occur simultaneously, at the start of an observation.

Instrument and setup overheads need to be taken into account in XMM-Newton observing proposals. A detailed description of the instrument and setup overheads can be found in the XMM-Newton Proposers Guide and Remote Proposal Submission Software Users Manual (XRPS). An overview of overheads is given in the overhead table.

European Space Agency - XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre