A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 030092
Title The X-ray luminosity - rotation measure in clusters of galaxies


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-bjx63dv
Author Prof Sabine Schindler
Description A powerful tool to learn about the connection of magnetic field and intra-cluster gas density and temperature is the relation between the X-ray luminosity and the Faraday rotation measure. As a part of a large program based on the comparison from numerical simulation to observations, we propose to perform a combined X-ray-radio analysis of the cluster Abell 514 to determine this relation with high accuracy and measure its temperature dependence. The determination of the dynamical state of this merger cluster with an extremely disturbed X-ray morphology by means of a temperature map is the second major goal of this observation. This is a re-submission of a successful proposal.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2005-08-13T19:40:56Z/2005-08-14T00:04:34Z
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 2006-09-22T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2006-09-22T00:00:00Z, 030092, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-bjx63dv