A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 040549
Title Observation of the ejecta in the Cygnus Loop


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-h3ep1gp
Author Prof Hiroshi Tsunemi
Description Although the Cygnus Loop is a middle-aged SNR, it contains fresh ejecta in its center. Since the ejecta are higher temperature than that of the swept-up ISM, we can clearly detect Fe-L, Mg, Si, S emission lines from ejecta. However the ejecta are surrounded by the swept-up ISM, which makes us difficult to study the emission from O and N in the ejecta where the emission from the shell dominates. There is a blow-up region in the south of the Cygnus Loop where, we expect, the ejecta are spew out from the shell. There is no surrounding swept up matter. Due to its proximity, there is very little interstellar absorption feature. We propose to observe the south blow-up region to investigate the ejecta without obstacle.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2006-05-13T15:29:24Z/2006-05-17T15:26:59Z
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, 040549, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-h3ep1gp