A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 010466
Title X-ray monitoring of SN 1987A SSC_13


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-sbn7ag4
Author Dr Michael Watson
Description GT- The X-ray flux of SN 1987A has been continuously rising since 1991. Observations in the X-ray, radio and optical indicate that the ejecta have now started to interact with the dense circumstellar material. When the supernova explosion reaches the SN ring nebula, a dramatic X-ray outburst is expected. Monitoring of SN 1987A with XMM can follow the development of a strong shock and study the chemistry in the ejecta. XMM is also best suited to detect a possible pulsar at the center of the remnant. This GTO is intended to be the first XMM observation of SN 1987A. Other observations have been proposed for A01.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2000-09-16T20:49:00Z/2000-11-26T05:39:41Z
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 2002-09-19T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2002-09-19T00:00:00Z, 010466, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-sbn7ag4