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Name 050221
Title Triggered Observations of New TeV Blazars


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-79yegt9
Author Dr Markus Boettcher
Description We propose XMM triggered observations on a candidate blazar for TeV emission. Observations will be triggered following a source detection by the VERITAS gamma-ray observatory. VERITAS observations, in turn, may be triggered by an extraordinary optical flare as detected by WEBT member observatories. With the increase in sensitivity that the now operating second generation detectors offer, it is expected that the number of TeV blazars will continue to increase in the coming years, and the TeV source catalog may be extended to contain intermediate or low-frequency peaked BLvirgulLac objects. The proposed campaign aims at the detection of new TeV blazars with meaningful data to allow detailed studies of their broadband spectral and variability properties.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2008-06-12T04:07:24Z/2008-06-18T06:35:56Z
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 2009-07-26T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2009-07-26T00:00:00Z, 050221, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-79yegt9