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Name 055295
Title A Pulsar Search of AX J1838.0-0655: Powering HESS J1837-069


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-7u99cr1
Author Dr Eric Gotthelf
Description There is compelling evidence that the X-ray source AX J1838.0-0655 is associated with HESS J1837-069, an extended TeV gamma-ray source. Imaging with Chandra has resolved AX J1838.0-0655 into a point source surrounded by a bright nebula. Therefore, this is almost certainly a young (<20 kyr), highly energetic (4E36 ergs-s) pulsar powering a substantial wind nebula. We propose to use XMM-Newton to detect the expected pulsations, critical for determining the energetics of the pulsar, which is needed to account for the size and displacement of the TeV nebula from its pulsar power source.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2008-10-16T23:02:50Z/2008-10-17T16:31:29Z
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 2009-11-14T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2009-11-14T00:00:00Z, 055295, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-7u99cr1