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