A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 015079
Title The 1600-yr Old Pulsar-SNR System PSR J1119-6127-G292.2-0.5


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-jmx2nfc
Author Prof Victoria Kaspi
Description We propose a 60 ks observation of a 1600-yr old radio pulsar-supernova remnant system, in which the pulsar has among the highest magnetic fields known. These observations should confirm the presence of, and allow the first detailed spectroscopic study of what is likely to be an unusual pulsar wind nebula. They will also allow the first meaningful search for X-ray pulsations from the pulsar. The observations will also provide the first high spatial resolution X-ray image of this young remnant, which we have already demonstrated is X-ray bright, and also permit the first detailed spectroscopic study of the entire remnant, which will allow us to investigate its unusual X-ray spectrum as seen in ASCA data.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2003-06-26T04:54:07Z/2003-06-26T22:57:31Z
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 2005-01-01T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2005-01-01T00:00:00Z, 015079, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-jmx2nfc