A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 030273
Title G320.4-1.2 and the Asymmetric Jets from PSR B1509-58


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-lnna9rt
Author Prof Bryan Gaensler
Description The non-thermal nebula surrounding PSR B1509-58 in the supernova remnant (SNR) G320.4-1.2 is the second brightest pulsar nebula in the X-ray sky, and as such is optimal for a detailed study of the interaction of a young pulsar.s wind with its surroundings. The nebula displays striking asymmetric jet-like structures, and there is strong evidence of interaction between these jets and the SNR shell, providing a unique opportunity to better examine the properties of pulsar winds. We propose to use the great sensitivity and high field of view of XMM to study the large-scale, diffuse emission from this distinctly anisotropic pulsar wind and its interaction with the surrounding SNR. The proposed setup will be complementary to the existing XMM data on the pulsar and inner nebula.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2005-08-07T07:10:48Z/2005-09-19T07:57:44Z
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 2006-10-09T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2006-10-09T00:00:00Z, 030273, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-lnna9rt