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Name 055566
Title Completing the X-ray survey of HESSvirgulJ1614-518


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-w5y9enh
Author Prof Dieter Horns
Description We propose to observe for the first time the south-eastern part of the
unidentified very high energy E>100 GeV gamma-ray source HESSvirgulJ1614-518. In a
recent XMM-Newton observation (36 ksec) of the north-eastern part of this
source, extended (FWHM virgul8.),non-thermal X-ray emission has been detected with an
energy flux f(2-10)virgul1.5x10^{-12}cgs. The morphology of the X-ray emitting
region is similar to the morphology of HESSvirgulJ1614-518.With the proposed
observation of 40virgulksec of the south-eastern part of HESSvirgulJ1614-518 which has so
far not beeen covered by X-ray observations, we want to search for X-ray
emission from this region of HESSvirgulJ1614-518 which would clearly establish the
close connection between X-ray and VHE emission.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2008-08-15T02:10:53Z/2008-08-15T16:45:25Z
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 2009-09-26T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, Prof Dieter Horns, 2009, 055566, 17.56_20190403_1200, European Space Agency, https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-w5y9enh