A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 050494
Title Monitoring Observations of the Galactic Center Region


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-xmjaldh
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
Temporal Coverage 2007-09-06T07:32:33Z/2007-09-06T23:55:27Z
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 2008-11-14T00:00:00Z
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