A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 030422
Title Birds of a Feather: A Statistical Search for X-ray Pulsars


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-451vfxg
Author Dr Eric Gotthelf
Description 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.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2005-08-29T11:21:13Z/2006-03-19T08:45:22Z
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 2007-05-22T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2007, 030422, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-451vfxg