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IACHEC Cross-Calibration of Chandra, NuSTAR, Swift, Suzaku, and XMM-Newton with 3C 273 and PKS 2155-304

Madsen, Kristin K. and Beardmore, Andrew P. and Forster, Karl and Guainazzi, Matteo and Marshall, Herman L. and Miller, Eric D. and Page, Kim L. and Stuhlinger, Martin (2017) IACHEC Cross-Calibration of Chandra, NuSTAR, Swift, Suzaku, and XMM-Newton with 3C 273 and PKS 2155-304. Astronomical Journal, 153 (1). Art. No. 2. ISSN 1538-3881. doi:10.3847/1538-3881/153/1/2.

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On behalf of the International Astronomical Consortium for High Energy Calibration, we present results from the cross-calibration campaigns in 2012 on 3C 273 and in 2013 on PKS 2155-304 between the then active X-ray observatories Chandra, NuSTAR, Suzaku, Swift, and XMM-Newton. We compare measured fluxes between instrument pairs in two energy bands, 1–5 keV and 3–7 keV, and calculate an average cross-normalization constant for each energy range. We review known cross-calibration features and provide a series of tables and figures to be used for evaluating cross-normalization constants obtained from other observations with the above mentioned observatories.

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Madsen, Kristin K.0000-0003-1252-4891
Forster, Karl0000-0001-5800-5531
Page, Kim L.0000-0001-5624-2613
Additional Information:© 2016 American Astronomical Society. Received 2016 August 1. Accepted 2016 September 27. Published 2016 December 14. K.K.M. was supported under NASA Contract No. NNG08FD60C, and made use of data from the NuSTAR mission, a project led by the California Institute of Technology, managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. H.L.M. was supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) through the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) contract SV3-73016 to MIT for support of the Chandra X-Ray Center (CXC), which is operated by SAO for and on behalf of NASA under contract NAS8-03060. A.P.B. and K.L.P. acknowledge support from the UK Space Agency. E.D.M. acknowledges funding from NASA grant NNX09AE58G to MIT to support the Suzaku XIS. We thank the IACHEC for organizing the campaigns and providing the forum for development and discussion of the cross-calibration results that have led to this paper, and thank the referee for comments and suggestions. Facilities: Chandra - , NuSTAR - The NuSTAR (Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array) mission, Swift - Swift Gamma-Ray Burst Mission, Suzaku - Suzaku (ASTRO-EII), and XMM-Newton. - Newton X-Ray Multimirror Mission satellite
Group:Space Radiation Laboratory, NuSTAR
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Smithsonian Astrophysical ObservatorySV3-73016
United Kingdom Space Agency (UKSA)UNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:space vehicles: instruments
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Official Citation:Kristin K. Madsen et al 2017 AJ 153 2
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