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Name 055631
Title The two brightest unidentified Galactic sources of the new H.E.S.S. survey


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-mk3mtv6
Author Dr Omar Tibolla
Description In a survey of the Galactic plane performed in 2007 with the High Energy Stereoscopic System (H.E.S.S.) a lot of new sources have been discovered and most of them are still unidentified. We propose to use XMM-Newton to perform follow-up on the two brightest newly discovered sources, namely HESS J1507-622 and HESS J1843-033, to identify their possible X-ray counterparts. Both sources have no clear positional counterparts: HESS J1507-622 does not show any counterpart at all, whereas an offset PWN is one of the possible explanations for HESS J1843-033. The aim is to obtain the morphological and spectral information of the possible counterpart in helping to understand the emission mechanism of these 2 sources: the predicted X-ray flux is sufficient for detailed studies of these sources.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2009-01-27T20:52:24Z/2009-01-28T04:35:27Z
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, 055631, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-mk3mtv6