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Name 040673
Title A deep view into G54.1+0.3, a close cousin of the Crab Nebula


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-1cqv8b8
Author Prof Rino Bandiera
Description We propose to perform a 50virgulks observation of the pulsar-wind nebula G54.1+0.3. Main goals of this project are: 1. to get the deepest map ever produced for this object, in order to detect also its outer and fainter regions; 2. to model its dust scattering halo, in order to subtract it from the data (this will allow us to use more effectively also already available Chandra data); 3. to generate, after halo subtraction, a spectral map of the intrinsic emission from this source, in order to investigate the evolution of synchrotron-emitting electrons and to better constrain numerical models; 4. to search for a shell-type component associated with G54.1+0.3, in order to get independent estimates of the age of the remnant as well as of the ambient density.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2006-09-26T00:52:09Z/2006-09-26T15:51:29Z
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 2007-10-19T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2007-10-19T00:00:00Z, 040673, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-1cqv8b8