A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 055106
Title The Structure of the Bow Shock Nebula Surrounding PSR B1853+01 in the SNR W44


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-o1xalmq
Author Dr Robert Petre
Description The pulsar wind bow shock nebula surrounding PSR B1853+01, embedded within the SNR W44, is the oldest known wind nebula associated with an active pulsar. Chandra observations have shown that the X-ray morphology is that of an asymmetric nebula trailing behind the pulsar.s apparent motion direction, with a smaller extent than the radio. A recent, deep Chandra image suggests an extended region of emission preceding the pulsar. The verification of the nature of this emission as nonthermal and associated with the pulsar has strong implications for our understanding of pulsar bow shock nebulae. We propose a 75 ks EPIC observation of this intriguing object, exploiting XMM-Newton.s unique surface brightness sensitivity above 3 keV to establish the nature of the emission.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2009-04-24T09:57:06Z/2009-04-25T10:26:07Z
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 2010-05-20T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2010-05-20T00:00:00Z, 055106, PPS_NOT_AVAILABLE. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-o1xalmq