A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 050520
Title A unique TeV source in Monoceros


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-vhk8p9b
Author Dr Jim Hinton
Description A new source of very-high-energy (> 100 GeV) gamma-rays has recently been discovered in the interaction region between the Rosette Nebula and the Monoceros Loop SNR (confidential information). This source is unique in both its location (in spatial coincidence with a molecular cloud and the limb of an SNR) and its point-like nature. The gamma-ray source is coincident with a weak ROSAT X-ray source, but the sensitivity of XMM-Newton is required to identify the nature of this unusual high-energy object.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2007-09-17T00:21:54Z/2007-09-17T15:28:54Z
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, 050520, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-vhk8p9b