|Spectrum and Pulsations of the Neutron Star Candidate RX J0002+6246
|Dr Vyacheslav Zavlin
|X-ray emission from radio-silent neutron stars in supernova remnants provides unique opportunity to study cooling of young neutron stars and the properties of the superdense matter in their interiors. We propose the XMM observation of one of such objects, RX J0002+6246, a neutron star candidate associated with the SNR CTB1. The ROSAT observations of this object have been interpreted in terms of neutron star atmosphere models. The proposed XMM observation will enable us to determine chemical composition, magnetic field and temperature of the atmosphere of RX J0002+6246, to constrain the neutron star radius and mass, and to establish its rotation period. We will also investigate the morphology and physical conditions of the diffuse matter in the supernova remnant.
|No observations found associated with the current proposal
|EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
|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.
|Publisher And Registrant
|European Space Agency
|European Space Agency, 2002, 001614, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-32qom26