A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 009214
Title Magnetic Field Structure in the Radio Lobes of Centaurus B


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-el7l3v3
Author Dr Makoto Tashiro
Description An observation is proposed for a bright radio galaxy Centarus B. ASCA detected an extended non-thermal X-ray emission from its radio lobes, which is produced via inverse-Comptonization (IC) of the cosmic microwave photons. A 30 ksec exposure onto the target with XMM will provide a spatial distribution of the IC X-rays with a much higher accuracy than was achieved with ASCA. By comparing the IC X-ray emission with the synchrotron radio emission, spatial structure of magnetic fields and distributions of the relativistic electrons will be derived. This will provide valuable information as to the physical condition of lobes of the active galaxy in general.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2001-08-25T05:26:14Z/2001-08-25T15:41:12Z
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 2002-09-29T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2002-09-29T00:00:00Z, 009214, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-el7l3v3