|Title||Large Scale ICM Properties of the Centaurus Cluster|
|Author||Dr Renato Dupke|
|Description||Nearby galaxy clusters present a unique opportunity to study the spatial variation of the physical properties of the ICM and they also provide templates to test the biases introduced by simplifications used in the analysis of more distant clusters. Centaurus stands out as the optimal choice for such analysis in its category, due to its brightness &- proximity. We propose 4 short pointings that, together with the central archived ones, will allow us to map SN Type enrichment, gas bulk velocities, and other ICM physical parameters up to virgul0.35 of its virial radius. This analysis will address several current issues, such as the excess SN Ia pollution in the outer cluster regions and the current interaction with the incoming group Cen 45.|
|Publication||No observations found associated with the current proposal|
|Instrument||EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2|
|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.
|Publisher And Registrant||European Space Agency|
|Credit Guidelines||European Space Agency, 2009-02-07T00:00:00Z, 050436, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-civktr1|