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Name 015228
Title An XMM study of four SNRs in the W80 complex


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-oaf4rhy
Author Dr Samar Safi-Harb
Description Two young low-surface brightness SNRs were recently discovered by members of our
group in the W80 complex. The discovery was made using the Canadian Galactic
Plane Survey, and confirmed with the ROSAT All Sky Survey. We propose a 70 ksec
exposure with EPIC to observe these, and the two previously known radio SNRs in
the region, in order to: 1) characterize their X-ray emission, and 2) search for
their collapsed cores and/or plerions. The low-surface brightness, high column
density, size, age, and lack of X-ray spectral information, make XMM the best
satellite to perform this study. A detailed X-ray imaging, spectroscopic and
timing analysis of this poorly studied sample will illuminate our understanding
of neutron star properties, supernova evolution, and cosmic ray acceleration.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2003-06-17T08:19:53Z/2003-11-16T04:04:07Z
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, Dr Samar Safi-Harb, 2005, 015228, 17.56_20190403_1200, European Space Agency, https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-oaf4rhy