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Name 010927
Title Population Studies of M31


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-clezx3i
Author Prof Keith Mason
Description GT- We propose to observe the nearby galaxy M31. Our observations cover the core and northern disk of M31. With these observations we will obtain spectra and lightcurves of a complete sample of all the high and low mass X-ray binaries and super-soft sources. We will get spectra of a similarly homogeneous sample of supernova remnants and of the diffuse emission components present in M31. We will detect of order 3000 M31 X-ray sources down to a luminosity of 5e34 erg-s. Classification of the few hundred brighter sources will be possible from their X-ray characteristics alone.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2001-06-29T03:16:05Z/2002-06-30T01:34:48Z
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 2003-08-01T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2003-08-01T00:00:00Z, 010927, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-clezx3i