A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 015158
Title X-Ray Emission from the Halo of M31


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-gha6emb
Author Dr Rosanne Di Stefano
Description We request 100 ksec (net) to study the X-ray properties of the halo of M31. We propose to observe 10 halo fields for 10 ksec each, covering 1200 kpc^2. XMM will detect all point sources with luminosities above virgul10^36 ergs-s; we expect to discover 50-150 M31 halo X-ray sources, including X-ray binaries ejected from GCs, X-ray binaries ejected from the galaxy.s disk, very hot central stars of planetary nebulae, and supersoft X-ray binaries. The fields we have chosen include 27 globular clusters (GCs), which comprise almost 1-3 of all GCs not projected onto the the galaxy.s optical disk. These observations will test models of galactic halo populations, as well as models for the formation of X-ray binaries in GCs.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2002-12-29T05:55:31Z/2003-07-01T16:50:48Z
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 2004-08-02T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2004-08-02T00:00:00Z, 015158, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-gha6emb