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Name 055624
Title X-ray properties of nearby isolated Ellipticals


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ys0dt65
Author Dr Elisabetta Memola
Description We propose to investigate the intrinsic properties of the hot interstellar-medium in early-type galaxies. For this purpose we have chosen a well selected sample of isolated, optically similar, nearby, elliptical galaxies to minimize the influence of external factors such as the presence of a group or different luminous masses. Three objects already studied show the full range of Lx-Lb scatter observed in larger, heterogeneous samples. With this proposal we request 5 additional objects that will complete the small, but homogeneous sample of bright Ellipticals.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2008-06-03T08:07:27Z/2009-02-26T12:26:42Z
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 2010-03-26T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2010-03-26T00:00:00Z, 055624, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ys0dt65