|Title||Spectroscopy of thermal supernova remnants in the Large Magellanic Cloud|
|Author||Dr Jean Ballet|
|Description||We propose to observe thermal supernova remnants in the Large Magellanic Cloud, fainter than those included in the CAL, PV or GT programmes, with the RGS and the EPIC . Our aim is to build a reference catalogue of remnants at a well-known distance, for testing SNR models and qualifying statistical studies over larger samples. The XMM RGS offers a rare opportunity to obtain global spectra at spectral resolution of 100 or so around 1 keV. This is crucial for distinguishing lines in thermal spectra. The XMM EPIC will provide good imaging and high sensitivity spectroscopy. The EPIC and RGS together will allow to measure the continuum level accurately.|
|Publication||No observations found associated with the current proposal|
|Instrument||EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2|
|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.
|Publisher And Registrant||European Space Agency|
|Credit Guidelines||European Space Agency, 2003-05-10T00:00:00Z, 006234, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-lppcjv6|