A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 051138
Title The X-ray source population of the Andromeda galaxy M 31


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-0va1ogk
Author Dr Wolfgang Pietsch
Description We propose to complete our deep homogeneous survey of M31 down to a limiting point source luminosity of 10E35 erg-s which will include all active XRBs. M31 is a milestone project for X-ray astronomy. Given its proximity it is the ultimate target for a detailed X-ray inventory of an archetypal low-star-formation-rate galaxy like our own. We will study M31 XRBs and GC sources, SSSs, SNRs and the hot ISM in contrast to fore- and background objects. The observations will provide high quality spectra and light curves, allowing source classification and modelling of their SED. The population characteristics of HMXBs and LMXBs will provide independent constraints on the star formation history of M31, the LG in general, as well as constraints on the formation channels of compact objects.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2008-01-02T10:59:10Z/2008-02-09T15:18:44Z
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 2009-03-07T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2009-03-07T00:00:00Z, 051138, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-0va1ogk