|Title||MSH15-56: CLOSING IN ON THE PULSAR|
|Author||Dr PAUL PLUCINSKY|
|Description||We propose two XMM observations of the archetypical composite supernova remnant MSH15-56 (G326.3-1.8). We have detected a faint point source and diffuse nebula with Chandra which appear to be the compact object and it associated pulsar wind nebula. These two XMM observations will confirm the identification of the object as an X-ray synchrotron nebula, its association with the larger supernova remnant, and the age of the supernova remnant. The inferred properties of the pulsar from the Chandra data indicate that this object might be in an intermediate region between normal radio pulsars and radio-quiet neutron stars.|
|Publication||No observations found associated with the current proposal|
|Instrument||EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2|
|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.
|Publisher And Registrant||European Space Agency|
|Credit Guidelines||European Space Agency, 2005-09-09T00:00:00Z, 020427, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-1n00a11|