Reference : OMC: An Optical Monitoring Camera for INTEGRAL - Instrument description and performance
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/18170
OMC: An Optical Monitoring Camera for INTEGRAL - Instrument description and performance
English
Mas-Hesse, J. M. [> > > >]
Gimenez, A. [> > > >]
Culhane, J. L. [> > > >]
Jamar, Claude mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) > Département d'astrophys., géophysique et océanographie (AGO) >]
McBreen, B. [> > > >]
Torra, J. [> > > >]
Hudec, R. [> > > >]
Fabregat, J. [> > > >]
Meurs, E. [> > > >]
Swings, Jean-Pierre mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département d'astrophys.]
Alcacera, M. A. [> > > >]
Balado, A. [> > > >]
Beiztegui, R. [> > > >]
Belenguer, T. [> > > >]
Bradley, L. [> > > >]
Caballero, M. D. [> > > >]
Cabo, P. [> > > >]
Defise, Jean-Marc mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > > CSL : Direction générale >]
Diaz, E. [> > > >]
Domingo, A. [> > > >]
Figueras, F. [> > > >]
Figueroa, I. [> > > >]
Hanlon, L. [> > > >]
Hroch, F. [> > > >]
Hudcova, V. [> > > >]
Garcia, T. [> > > >]
Jordan, B. [> > > >]
Jordi, C. [> > > >]
Kretschmar, P. [> > > >]
Laviada, C. [> > > >]
March, M. [> > > >]
Martin, E. [> > > >]
Mazy, Emmanuel mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > > CSL (Centre Spatial de Liège) >]
Menendez, M. [> > > >]
Mi, J. M. [> > > >]
de Miguel, E. [> > > >]
Munoz, T. [> > > >]
Nolan, K. [> > > >]
Olmedo, R. [> > > >]
Plesseria, Jean-Yves mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > > CSL (Centre Spatial de Liège) >]
Polcar, J. [> > > >]
Reina, M. [> > > >]
Renotte, Etienne mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > > CSL (Centre Spatial de Liège) >]
Rochus, Pierre mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > > CSL (Centre Spatial de Liège) >]
Sanchez, A. [> > > >]
San Martin, J. C. [> > > >]
Smith, A. [> > > >]
Soldan, J. [> > > >]
Thomas, Pierre [Université de Liège - ULg > > Techniques du son et de l'image >]
Timon, V. [> > > >]
Walton, D. [> > > >]
Nov-2003
Astronomy and Astrophysics
E D P Sciences
411
1
L261-L268
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0004-6361
Les Ulis Cedexa
[en] instrumentation : photometers ; space vehicles : instruments ; techniques : photometric ; stars : variables : general
[en] The Optical Monitoring Camera (OMC) will observe the optical emission from the prime targets of the gammaray instruments onboard the ESA mission INTEGRAL, with the support of the JEM-X monitor in the X-ray domain. This capability will provide invaluable diagnostic information on the nature and the physics of the sources over a broad wavelength range. Its main scientific objectives are: ( 1) to monitor the optical emission from the sources observed by the gamma- and X-ray instruments, measuring the time and intensity structure of the optical emission for comparison with variability at high energies, and ( 2) to provide the brightness and position of the optical counterpart of any gamma- or X-ray transient taking place within its field of view. The OMC is based on a refractive optics with an aperture of 50 mm focused onto a large format CCD (1024 x 2048 pixels) working in frame transfer mode (1024 x 1024 pixels imaging area). With a field of view of 5degrees x 5degrees it will be able to monitor sources down to magnitude V = 18. Typical observations will perform a sequence of different integration times, allowing for photometric uncertainties below 0.1 mag for objects with V less than or equal to 16.
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/18170

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