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Name 040665
Title Unravelling the mystery of the unidentified TeV source HESSJ1614-518 with XMM


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-8ulr26r
Author Dr Gavin Rowell
Description We propose XMM-Newton observations (60ks in 2x30ks pointings) of the unidentified TeV gamma-ray source HESSJ1614-518. HESSJ1614-518 is extended with radius virgul0.4deg. The gamma-ray morphology of HESSvirgulJ1614-518 appears complex, with an arc of emission extending south and westwards. Despite our extensive search, we find no obvious counterparts. These include several pulsars, all with insufficient spin down power and also several catalogued X-ray sources (ROSAT and EXOSAT surveys). XMM-Newton observations will permit a detailed search for X-ray counterparts, further studies of the known X-ray sources, and play a vital role in establishing the electronic or hadronic nature of the parent particles of this enigmatic TeV source.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2006-08-15T22:43:05Z/2006-08-16T07:38:24Z
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 2007-09-10T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2007-09-10T00:00:00Z, 040665, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-8ulr26r