|Title||XMM-Newton Timing Observations of a New X-ray Pulsar in SNR G292.0+1.8|
|Author||Prof John P. Hughes|
|Description||We propose new XMM-Newton high time resolution EPIC-pn observations of a recently discovered radio and X-ray pulsar in the young oxygen-rich supernova remnant (SNR) G292.0+1.8. Our requested exposure time is sufficient to allow the first detailed study of the timing and spectral properties of the X-ray pulsar. In particular we will measure the X-ray pulse shape and phase as a function of photon energy, determine the phase lag between the radio and X-ray pulses, and measure the X-ray spectrum of the pulsed emission. Only XMM-Newton has sufficient sensitivity, high time resolution, and spectral capability to be able to study the X-ray properties of this new pulsar.|
|Publication||No observations found associated with the current proposal|
|Instrument||EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2|
|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.
|Publisher And Registrant||European Space Agency|
|Credit Guidelines||European Space Agency, 2007-09-16T00:00:00Z, 040033, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-0wa08dv|