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Name 030207
Title An XMM-Newton Study of X-ray Emission from the Northern Middle Lobe of Cen A


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-hdp73ky
Author Dr Ralph Kraft
Description We propose to observe the Northern Middle Lobe (NML) of the nearby radio galaxy Centaurus A with XMM-Newton for 40 ks. A 15 . long X-ray filament near the SE edge of the NML was seen by Einstein, ASCA, and ROSAT, but its origin is unclear. We will us the imaging and spectroscopic capabilities of XMM to map the morphology of this emission, determine whether this emission is thermal or non-thermal, and constrain temperatures or power-law indicies to 10% in several subregions-knots. Cen A is the only radio galaxy for which X-ray emission has been detected from multiple jets-lobes on the same side of the nucleus. This, combined with its proximity, permit us to make this unique study of jets and the jet-ISM interaction.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2006-02-02T18:04:24Z/2006-02-03T05:43:35Z
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 2007-02-19T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2007-02-19T00:00:00Z, 030207, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-hdp73ky