XMM-Newton and EXTraS

Everything you ever wished to know about X-ray mirrors, the European Space Telescope XMM-Newton and our project EXTraS, looking for transients in XMM-Newton archives. And some more technical and useful concepts as astronomical images, light curves, spectra, resolution, and so on.

 

EXTraS Presentations

English

03. X-ray telescopes (S. Kreykenbohm) (78 Mb)
04. Learning from light: images, lightcurves, spectra (S. Kreykenbohm) (38 Mb)
05. The astrophysical sources we can find with EXTraS (A. De Luca) (14 Mb)

Italian

03. Il Telescopio Spaziale XMM-Newton dell’ESA (A. De Luca) (21 Mb) 
04. Il Progetto EXTraS (A. De Luca) (12 Mb)
05. Le Sorgenti Astrofisiche di EXTraS (A. De Luca) (14 Mb)
06. I Lampi di Raggi Gamma (GRB) e il Progetto EXTraS (R. Salvaterra) (22 Mb) 
07. Stelle di Neutroni e Vedove Nere (A. Belfiore) (2 Mb)
08. Definizioni di Base (A. Tiengo, S. Sandrelli) (6.5 Mb)

 

Other Online Resources

Italian with English Subtitles

1. The production of gold mirrors for X-ray astronomy, mediaINAF 

English

1. The ESA web site of XMM-Newton: everything you wish to know about this wonderful space telescope  
2. Gallery of XMM-Newton  
3. Do you wish to build a paper model of XMM-Newton? YES  
4. The NASA web site of Chandra X-Ray Observatory 

 

More Education Resources

English

1. An education activity on the life cycle of stars  
2. An education activity about the galaxy classification  
3. At an higher level, you can browse the presentation of X-ray astronomy by Joerns Wilms, astrophysicist and professor of astronomy and astrophysics at the Dr. Karl Remeis-Sternwarte, the astronomical institute of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, and the Erlangen Centre for Astroparticle Physics.