A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 030593
Title The gravitational potential and metal abundance of pure elliptical galaxies


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-66ndaid
Author Dr Kyoko Matsushita
Description We propose to observe two ellipticals, NGC 1395 and NGC 6868 which do not show large-scale halos and suitable to look at the pure galactic properties. The aims are to obtain gravitational mass profiles and metallicity of the hot interstellar medium. These galaxies have advantages over X-ray luminous galaxies since we can observe gravitational potential purely associated with galaxies themselves.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2005-07-24T12:47:18Z/2005-07-25T05:57:32Z
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 2006-09-09T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2006-09-09T00:00:00Z, 030593, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-66ndaid