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Name 011108
Title High Resolution X-ray Spectroscopy of the Vela Pulsar


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-i8qccdb
Author Dr Albert Brinkman
Description GT- We propose to observe the thermal emission from the Vela pulsar, phase-resolving the spectrum with the MOS and PN camera.s, and obtaining a high resolution spectrum of the photospheric emission with the RGS. The surrounding compact nebula will be spatially separated from the neutron star in the imaging camera.s, as well as in the RGS cross-dispersion direction.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2000-12-01T23:11:15Z/2000-12-03T06:04:50Z
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 2003-02-03T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2003-02-03T00:00:00Z, 011108, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-i8qccdb