|Title||Monitoring Observations of the Galactic Center Region|
|Author||Dr Rudy Wijnands|
|Description||We propose to continue our monitoring campaign using XMM-Newton and Chandra of the inner 1.2 square degree region centered on the Galactic Center. We will be able to detect transients in this region with a peak luminosity of 1E33-1E35 ergs-s, 10 to 1000 times more sensitive than what is possible with other satellites (i.e., RXTE and INTEGRAL). This allows us to observe a very poorly studied group of transients and to follow the luminosity behavior of faint (virgul1E36 ergs-s) persistent sources.|
|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, 2008-11-14T00:00:00Z, 050494, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-xmjaldh|