A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 006734
Title Mapping spectral lines from the diffuse Galactic soft X-ray background


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-36klzh2
Author Dr Richard Willingale
Description The dominant features of the diffuse soft X-ray background (SXRB) at 0.75 keV are associated with the Galactic bulge and Loop I. The available spectral data from this diffuse flux have very poor signal to noise and are confused with other sources. XMM provides a unique opportunity to gather high resolution (CCD) spectra with good statistics from the galactic SXRB without confusion. Mapping spectral line differences as a function of Galactic coordinates will help elucidate the origin, state and structure of the diffuse, hot material. The results will be invaluable in the interpretation of the diffuse background seen in many XMM target fields.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2001-02-28T13:35:38Z/2001-03-21T21:29:42Z
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 2002-09-01T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2002-09-01T00:00:00Z, 006734, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-36klzh2