A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 001283
Title Fe K-alpha Emission in the Bright Elliptical Galaxy NGC 1399


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-1zgz8tj
Author Prof David Buote
Description A precise measurement of the Fe K-alpha line emission in an elliptical galaxy will be possible for the first time with the EPIC pn on XMM. The equivalent width of the Fe K complex in the bright elliptical NGC 1399 will distinguish between rival spectral models for the temperature structure of the hot ISM inferred from previous analyses of the Fe L complex which predict very different Fe abundances in each case. The unprecedented accuracy of the Fe abundance achieved with these data will provide the strongest constraint to date on the star formation history of an elliptical galaxy.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2001-06-27T18:24:48Z/2001-06-28T02:31:13Z
Version 17.56_20190403_1200
Mission Description The European Space Agency's (ESA) X-ray Multi-Mirror Mission (XMM-Newton) was launched by an Ariane 504 on December 10th 1999. XMM-Newton is ESA's second cornerstone of the Horizon 2000 Science Programme. It carries 3 high throughput X-ray telescopes with an unprecedented effective area, and an optical monitor, the first flown on a X-ray observatory. The large collecting area and ability to make long uninterrupted exposures provide highly sensitive observations.
Since Earth's atmosphere blocks out all X-rays, only a telescope in space can detect and study celestial X-ray sources. The XMM-Newton mission is helping scientists to solve a number of cosmic mysteries, ranging from the enigmatic black holes to the origins of the Universe itself. Observing time on XMM-Newton is being made available to the scientific community, applying for observational periods on a competitive basis.
Creator Contact https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/xmm-newton/xmm-newton-helpdesk
Date Published 2002-08-03T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2002-08-03T00:00:00Z, 001283, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-1zgz8tj