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Name 040454
Title Imaging G75.2+0.1, the Pulsar Wind Nebula of a Likely Gamma-ray Pulsar


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-qgieogt
Author Dr Mallory Roberts
Description We propose a 75-ks observation with XMM-Newton to study the recently-discovered pulsar wind nebula G75.2+0.1, which is associated with the Vela-like pulsar PSR J2021+3651. These observations will complement a 19.0-ks Chandra observation of the source made by our group, which discovered thermal X-rays from the pulsar as well as an apparently toroidal inner nebula. XMM.s larger effective area and field of view will allow us to image and perform spectroscopy on the faint diffuse emission surrounding the inner nebula, and to determine whether faint jets, hinted at by our Chandra observation, are indeed present along the nebula.s axis of symmetry.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2006-05-19T10:39:36Z/2006-05-21T20:11:46Z
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 2007-06-13T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2007-06-13T00:00:00Z, 040454, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-qgieogt