A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 011127
Title X-ray spectroscopy and imaging of luminous, lensing clusters SSC_9


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-6phjwgp
Author Dr Michael Watson
Description GT-We propose to use EPIC to carry out spectral imaging of several luminous
lensing clusters of galaxies. The temperature and density distributions
of the intracluster medium enable the mass of the clusters to be mapped
in detail and compared with the projected mass distribution inferred from
gravitational lensing. Together a 3D model of the cluster mass can be
constructed. We shall also map the gas distribution out to several Mpc
from the core, thereby determining how relaxed the outer part of clusters
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2001-06-19T03:58:57Z/2002-08-25T18:42:46Z
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 2003-09-19T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, Dr Michael Watson, 2003, 011127, 17.56_20190403_1200, European Space Agency, https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-6phjwgp