A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 011410
Title Spectral mapping of the irregular structured Supernova remnant IC443


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-rghfjzc
Author Dr Fred Jansen XMM-Newton PS
Description PV - IC443 is called a middle-aged supernova remnant possibly not much older than 1000 years with a diameter of about one degree. At least the northeastern section lies behind a molecular cloud, which gives rise to significant variations in photoelectrical absoption across the remnant. The remnant contains at least three sub-shells of significantly different surface brightnesses indicating different evolutionary states. Four observations covering the entire remant are used to verify EPIC.s spectral and spatial capabilities over a large dynamical range for an extended source of highly complex spectral and spatial topology.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2000-09-25T13:13:11Z/2000-09-28T08:58:05Z
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 2001-09-08T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2001-09-08T00:00:00Z, 011410, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-rghfjzc