A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 040196
Title X-ray study of the likely PWN associated with a new VHE gamma-ray source


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-h7cwqwq
Author Dr Jim Hinton
Description The newly discovered very-high-energy (VHE) gamma-ray source HESS J1718-385 lies in close proximity to the energetic pulsar PSR,J1718-3825. This object appears to belong to a growing class of .offset. pulsar wind nebula (PWN). So far no sensitive X-ray observations of this region have taken place. If confirmed by XMM observations, this would be the first PWN discovered in VHE gamma-rays. The predicted X-ray flux is sufficient for detailed spectral and morphological studies of this object with XMM.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2006-09-04T14:50:05Z/2006-09-04T21:33:54Z
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 2007-09-30T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2007-09-30T00:00:00Z, 040196, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-h7cwqwq