|Title||Deep Survey of NGC 300 - Search for X-ray Binaries beyond the Local Group|
|Author||Dr Martin Turner|
|Description||GT-A deep survey of the Sc dwarf galaxy NGC 300 will be performed for individual X-ray sources. The distance to NGC 300 is well known from Cepheid observations. The galaxy is seen almost face-on and has an apparent diameter of 20. Spectra of even the weekest point sources detected by ROSAT will be measured and the time variability studied. The population distribution and luminosity function of X-ray binaries in this galaxy will be determined.|
|Publication||No observations found associated with the current proposal|
|Instrument||EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2|
|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.
|Publisher And Registrant||European Space Agency|
|Credit Guidelines||European Space Agency, 2002-08-09T00:00:00Z, 011280, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-o42q0tf|