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Name 015202
Title Deep observations of the starburst outflow region in NGC 253


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-4acc6xo
Author Dr Wolfgang Pietsch
Description We propose a 140 ks XMM-Newton observation of the nearby starburst galaxy NGC 253 which in X-rays is outstanding due to its bright extended emission from the nuclear area and plume as well as the very extended soft X-ray halo. Inspired by the PV observations we want to perform for the first time spatially resolved high resolution X-ray spectroscopy of a nuclear outflow. We will study in detail the transition from the source to the outflow region and further to the halo and determine the ionization state of the expanding plasma. With EPIC we will do a detailed spatial and spectral study of the diffuse emission in the NGC 253 disk and halo and map point sources.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2003-06-19T08:13:24Z/2003-06-20T23:20:03Z
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 2004-07-14T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2004-07-14T00:00:00Z, 015202, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-4acc6xo