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Name 050322
Title An XMM-Newton Study of the Supernova Remnant G296.1-0.5


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-6v2fd7f
Author Dr Patrick Slane
Description G292.1-0.5 is a bright, relatively nearby supernova remnant whose spectrum and
morphology indicate complex shock structures and a possible interaction dense
ambient material. A partial-shell morphology is accompanied by a multicomponent
spectrum whose properties may be associated with reflected shocks from an
interaction with dense material, or with nonthermal particles accelerated to
cosmic-ray energies. The low absorption and high luminosity make this an
important remnant for the study of such processes. In addition, important
constraints can be placed on any associated neutron star. We propose XMM-Newton
observations to provide full coverage of this SNR in order to study in detail
the spectrum and morphology, and to search for an associated neutron star.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2007-07-07T12:28:44Z/2007-12-25T00:13:47Z
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 2009-01-30T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, Dr Patrick Slane, 2009, 050322, 17.56_20190403_1200, European Space Agency, https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-6v2fd7f