A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 008510
Title The Hot Component of the ISM in the Nearby Starburst Galaxy NGC 625


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-4lh3yyi
Author Dr Dominik J. Bomans
Description We propose to use XMM to measure the spatial distribution and temperature in the hot phase of the ISM in NGC 625, a nearby, low mass dwarf irregular galaxy with a central starburst. Recent optical (ground-based and HST) and x-ray (ROSAT) observations have revealed the starburst in this very nearby (D le 4 Mpc) member of the Sculptor Group. Using XMM we will map the hot galactic outflow and determine its physical parameters. Together with our HI and optical data we will perform a detailed observational case study on NGC 625 in order to test theoretical predictions of dwarf galaxy evolution, in particular, their ability to enrich the IGM and ICM.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2002-05-29T12:21:14Z/2002-05-29T19:45:02Z
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 2003-06-26T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2003-06-26T00:00:00Z, 008510, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-4lh3yyi