A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 015263
Title Mapping the temperature and composition of the hot ISM


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-h9zp59y
Author Dr Richard Willingale
Description A pilot study carried out in AO-1 has demonstrated that high quality spectra of the SXRB can be extracted from {sl XMM-Newton} datasets provided the background is in a quiescent state and there are no bright discrete sources in the field. Here we propose the continuation of our AO-1 programme to map the temperature and elemental abundances along a section of Loop I and in two regions of the extended Galactic Bulge. These observations will help elucidate the origin, state and structure of the hot diffuse plasmas in these regions. No other satellite has the sensitivity and spectral resolution to perform these measurements.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2003-08-10T21:00:22Z/2003-08-13T09:20:30Z
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 2004-09-26T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2004-09-26T00:00:00Z, 015263, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-h9zp59y