|Title||Multi-wavelength study of shock-cloud interactions in the Vela SNR|
|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|
|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, 2007-05-16T00:00:00Z, 030219, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-cve0ivj|