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Name 020139


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-26koljp
Description We propose two follow up XMM EPIC observations of ROSAT PSPC images of the CMa R1 star-forming region showing (1) a rich cluster of stars, (2) a large, bright extended emission. We want to improve severalfold the previous sensitivity limit for point sources, allowing in particular detailed spectral studies. Also, we want to establish the true nature of the extended X-ray emission, which coincides with a bright optical nebula conjectured for the last twenty years to be a supernova remnant triggering star formation in the vicinity, but which might also be a superposition of unresolved X-ray emitting young stars.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2004-05-02T17:22:11Z/2004-05-03T01:57:31Z
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 2005-07-08T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2005-07-08T00:00:00Z, 020139, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-26koljp