|Birds of a Feather: A Statistical Search for X-ray Pulsars
|Dr Eric Gotthelf
|Discoveries of rotation-powered X-ray pulsars have increased substantially in the last several years, but their properties have yet to conform to a single pattern. We argue that pulsars have a high probability of being found in the vicinity of supernova remnants. Based on a survey of point-like sources in the ASCA archives we propose to use the EPIC-pn detector to investigate new pulsar candidates. The discoveries will fill out the incomplete sample of observed X-ray pulsars, as well as confirm the utility of our method for selecting pulsar candidates from existing archived data.
|No observations found associated with the current proposal
|EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
|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
|European Space Agency, 2007, 030422, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-451vfxg