A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 015110
Title Imaging Two Pulsar Wind Nebulae in the Kookaburra


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-uurz8s3
Author Dr Mallory Roberts
Description We propose to image the two pulsar wind nebulae in the Kookaburra radio complex. XMM-Newton will be able to spatially resolve both nebulae, enabling us to distinguish between torus-jet and bow shock-tail morphologies, and give spectral information on the sub-components. We will also perform timing studies with the PN on the central point sources, and use the OM to put constraints on optical counterparts. We will also map the fainter, diffuse emission in the region and determine its nature through spectral studies and comparison with radio structures. This observation will complement our approved Chandra AO3 observation of the region.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2003-03-10T11:55:43Z/2003-03-10T19:30:42Z
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 2004-03-29T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2004-03-29T00:00:00Z, 015110, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-uurz8s3