Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser.
Volume 145, Number 2, August 2000
|Page(s)||351 - 364|
|Published online||15 August 2000|
Simulations of observations with the Optical Monitor of the X-ray Multi-Mirror Satellite
Institut d'Astrophysique, Université de Liège, 5 avenue de Cointe, B-4000 Liège, Belgium
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Accepted: 19 May 2000
This paper addresses the question of the observations to be performed with the Optical Monitor (OM) of the X-ray Multi-Mirror Satellite (XMM) under several aspects. First, we discuss XMM-OM's photometric system and its colour transformations towards the standard system. Second, we establish a set of procedures to determine the temperature and the amount of interstellar absorption affecting the observed stars. Last, we address the possibility of isolating quasars in multidimensional colour diagrams based on the XMM-OM filter set.
Key words: satellite: XMM / photometry: colour transformations; interstellar absorption; quasars: identification of candidates
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