|Title||SN 2001ci: A type Ic supernova in NGC 3079|
|Author||Dr Wolfgang Pietsch|
|Description||We propose a 45 ks XMM-Newton EPIC observation of SN 2001ci, a type Ic supernova (SN) that exploded around April 20, 2001 about 25" north of the nucleus of NGC 3079. While type II SNe have been established as X-ray emitters in nearby galaxies by Einstein and ROSAT detections, only one SN type Ic, SN 1994I was detected. SN 2001ci is selected for its type and the relatively small distance for XMM-Newton follow-up observations. An XMM-Newton observation of NGC 3079 by us shortly before the SN explosion is an additional benefit. For a better understanding of the shock waves interacting with the circumstellar matter around type Ic SNe X-ray lightcurves and spectra are urgently needed.|
|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, 2004-11-01T00:00:00Z, 014776, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-tx1qhie|