A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 040060
Title Hunting low-surface brightness CGPS SNRs with XMM-Newton


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-cgijjgz
Author Prof Samar Safi-Harb
Description Increasing the sample of neutron star-SNR associations is needed to study the dynamics and evolution of supernova explosions of massive stars and to unveil the properties of their collapsed cores. A handful low-surface brightness SNRs were recently discovered with the Canadian Galactic Plane Survey (CGPS). All SNRs are believed to be the remnants of core-collapse explosions, young, and harbor X-ray point sources. We here propose to observe 2 of these SNRs with XMM-Newton in order to primarily detect and characterize their X-ray emission. Their low-surface brightness, high column density, size, age, and lack of X-ray spectral information make XMM the best satellite to date to perform this study.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2007-01-23T18:19:04Z/2007-01-24T03:58:48Z
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 2008-03-06T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2008-03-06T00:00:00Z, 040060, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-cgijjgz