A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 030558
Title The first XMM-Newton look at the Soft Gamma Repeater SGR 1900+14


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-jqk5rqv
Author European Space Agency
Description SGR 1900+14 is the only confirmed Soft Gamma Ray repeater which, due to
visibility constraints in the previous AOs, has not been observed with
XMM-Newton. We propose a 50 ks long observation to study its spectrum, searching
for possible spectral features, and energy-dependent pulse profiles. This
observation will provide a set data directly comparable with the existing
XMM-Newton observations of the other SGRs (and AXPs).
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2005-09-20T02:01:49Z/2005-09-22T09:56:14Z
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 2006-10-21T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2006, The First Xmm-Newton Look At The Soft Gamma Repeater Sgr 1900+14, 17.56_20190403_1200, European Space Agency, https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-jqk5rqv