A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 055093
Title XMM survey of the Fornax cluster up to 0.3 of the virial radius


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ubstkbv
Author Dr Kyoko Matsushita
Description Groups of galaxies and poor clusters of galaxies are best laboratories for studying history of the universe. The Fornax cluster is the nearest (about 20 Mpc) poor cluster with the smallest-iron mass-to-light ratio. In order to study temperature, entropy and metal distribution and constrain metal enrichment and thermal history in the intracluster medium, we propose to survey the Fornax cluster up to 0.3 times of the virial radius.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2008-06-25T12:32:03Z/2009-02-24T20:20:21Z
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 2010-03-31T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2010-03-31T00:00:00Z, 055093, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ubstkbv