|Title||A complete survey of the Small Magellanic Cloud|
|Author||Dr Frank Haberl|
|Description||We propose EPIC observations to obtain a complete survey of the SMC down to a limiting point source luminosity of 2 x 10^33 erg-s. Its proximity makes the SMC the ultimate target for obtaining a complete inventory of SSSs, HMXBs and SNRs and to study the diffuse emission of the hot ISM. Most importantly, the high throughput of XMM-Newton will allow us to perform detailed spectral and temporal analyses of a large fraction of the sources. We will identify and-or classify fainter sources using hardness ratios, long-term variability, and source extent, together with information from other wavelength bands. Including the existing XMM-Newton data our observations will create a unique data set to study the star-formation history and its implications on the morphology of the ISM in the SMC.|
|Publication||No observations found associated with the current proposal|
|Instrument||EPN, RGS1, OM, RGS2, EMOS1, EMOS2|
|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.
|Publisher And Registrant||European Space Agency|
|Credit Guidelines||European Space Agency, 2011-04-08T00:00:00Z, 060121, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-t519k7o|