A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 055470
Title IC2118: star formation at high galactic latitude


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-fikay9u
Author Dr David Barrado y Navascues
Description Several aggregates in the high galactic latitude molecular cloud (HLC) in the region of IC2118, the Witch Head Nebula, appear to be forming stars. Star formation (SF) in HLCs, while rare, may be the origin of some of the apparently isolated TTauri stars revealed by ROSAT. IC2118 is a very interesting 2 Myr old HLC located at l=208, b=-28 and at 210 pc. To unveil the true cluster population we propose to map three condensations, including as yet undetected Weak-line TTauri stars. The X-ray data, together with optical and IR observations, will allow to derive for the first time the Initial Mass Function in a SF region at high latitude, and compare it with regions of different environment and SF history.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2008-08-28T22:19:24Z/2009-02-10T22:23:10Z
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 2010-03-07T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2010-03-07T00:00:00Z, 055470, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-fikay9u