A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 030219
Title Multi-wavelength study of shock-cloud interactions in the Vela SNR


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-cve0ivj
Author Dr Marco Miceli
Description This proposal is part of a multi-wavelength survey of the Vela SNR which intends to test the different models of shock-cloud interaction in the SNRs. We propose to observe a bright region in the northern rim of the Vela shell, already included in a recently approved ESO proposal. The selected region presents all the characteristic features of the shock-cloud interaction and the study of its X-ray emission, together with the analysis of available EPIC observations of two adjacent regions, will allow us to obtain a complete high spatial resolution scenario of the shocked plasma in this part of the Vela SNR. The X-ray data will be compared also with photometric and spectroscopic optical data of the same region to obtain important constraints for the physics of the shocked plasma.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2006-04-14T04:59:21Z/2006-04-14T16:06:56Z
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 2007-05-16T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2007-05-16T00:00:00Z, 030219, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-cve0ivj