A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 050465
Title Unveiling the quiescent state properties of the transient AXP XTE J1810-197


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-4v4ewt1
Author Dr GianLuca Israel
Description This XMM program is aimed at studying the quiescent state of the Anomalous X-ray Pulsar (AXP) XTE J1810-197. The transient X-ray behaviour of this source is making possible to study its properties over an unprecedented range of flux levels and energies. Moreover, the recent detetion of XTE J1810-197 as one of the brightest (fading) radio pulsars (a unique property amongst AXPs) make even more compelling the need of carrying out simultaneous multiwavelength observations and of considering its broad band emission as a whole when modelling the timing and spectral properties. Thus, this source represents a "Rosetta stone" for our understanding of the nature and emission mechanism of AXPs, and for a unified scheme for isolated neutron stars (NSs) encompassing dissimilar classes.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2007-09-16T00:59:09Z/2007-09-16T21:48:07Z
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 2008-10-26T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2008-10-26T00:00:00Z, 050465, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-4v4ewt1