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Name 030586
Title XMM-Newton Observations of NGC 300


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-4oeihg8
Author European Space Agency
Description We propose two 35ksec observations of the Sculptor group galaxy NGC 300 to
follow up on our earlier observations in 2000 December/2001 January. Our aim is
to search for and study the long-term luminosity variations of the 30 brightest
sources in NGC 300 on timescales from years to months, to push the detection
limit of X-ray point sources in NGC 300 to luminosities below 1E37 erg/s, to
increase the number of sources which can be studied spectroscopically, and to
identify contaminating background AGN through spectral and variability studies.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2005-05-22T04:49:55Z/2005-11-25T17:34:16Z
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 2006-12-15T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2006, Xmm-Newton Observations Of Ngc 300, 17.56_20190403_1200, European Space Agency, https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-4oeihg8