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Name 060008
Title Probing the high-energy properties of very early-type stars in the cluster HM1


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-xd87814
Author Dr Yael Naze
Description So far, little information has been gathered on the X-ray emission of the
earliest O-type stars. To probe their high-energy properties, we propose to
observe the young cluster HM1 for the first time in the X-ray domain. Due to its
high extinction, this object is notoriously difficult to observe at other
wavelengths and it has thus been poorly studied up to now. However, observing
HM1 provides access to 5 very early O stars, 2 WRs, and about 20 late O/early B
objects. HM1 therefore allows a study of the L_X-L_{BOL} relation of the
earliest spectral types and constitutes a unique probe into the X-ray emission
of WN stars and early O stars. In addition, new magnetic or colliding wind
objects will be detected, as well as part of the PMS population of HM1.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2010-03-10T01:14:06Z/2010-03-10T08:42:43Z
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 2011-04-03T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, Dr Yael Naze, 2011, 060008, 17.56_20190403_1200, European Space Agency, https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-xd87814