A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 055103
Title RXJ1713.7-3946: a unique synchrotron-dominated shell-like SNR


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-kg90pj8
Author Dr Jean Ballet
Description We propose to finish mapping the supernova remnant RX J1713.7-3946 by reobserving one 20 ks pointing which was lost to flaring activity: 1) to obtain the full and most detailed description of the morphology of the X- ray synchrotron emission to serve as a reference for other wavelengths 2) to compare how particle acceleration proceeds when the SNR is interacting with molecular clouds or with a tenuous ambient medium 3) to map the material interacting with the SNR from the variations of the X- ray absorption and compare it to the potential hadronic gamma-ray emission 4) to map accurately the spectral index variations of the X-ray synchrotron emission and look for spatial correlations with the gamma-ray spectra
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2008-09-27T16:44:57Z/2008-09-27T23:40:15Z
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 2009-11-12T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2009-11-12T00:00:00Z, 055103, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-kg90pj8