A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 004956


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-7gdn0zm
Author Dr Manuel Guedel
Description The Orion Cloud Complex is the largest galactic nearby star forming region. It is rich in features r^ant to all stages from cloud collapse to T Tau evolution. In previous surveys, a few hundred X-ray sources were detected. We propose here a comprehensive EPIC survey of the Orion Nebula region with unprecedented sensitivity. Two fields north of the Trapezium cluster will obtain 20 ks of exposure time each. This observation will complement a GT observation of the Trapezium cluster by the same proposing investigators. The deep exposures will for the first time sample the complete low-mass end of the HRD, and detect sources up to about 6 times weaker than before. For a large sample of sources.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2002-09-15T04:38:23Z/2002-09-15T12:02:38Z
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 2003-10-12T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2003-10-12T00:00:00Z, 004956, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-7gdn0zm