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Name 050104
Title XMM-Newton Observation of PSR B0834+06: A Test of Pulsar Inner Gap Models


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ugcpr11
Author Prof Janusz Gil
Description Pulsar inner gaps are believed to be engines that power the pulsar radio emission, but the properties of the inner gaps are still subject to theoretical debate. In order to test the available theories, X-ray observations of subpulse drifting radio pulsars are desirable. We propose a 55 ks exposure of PSR 0834+06 to detect the thermal X-ray emission due to the polar cap heating. Our simulations suggest that the number of counts collected for the EPIC spectra is sufficient to confirm or refute the partially screened inner gap model. This would have a pronounced meaning for understanding the pulsar physics.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2007-11-17T13:21:48Z/2007-11-18T09:20:26Z
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 2008-12-05T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2008-12-05T00:00:00Z, 050104, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ugcpr11