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Name 060244
Title Contents of the Western Lobe of Fornax A


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-fq7svmg
Author Dr Paul Nulsen
Description We propose two 112 ksec pointings at the radio brighter western lobe of Fornax A to measure its inverse Compton (IC) and thermal emission. X-ray detection of the IC signal from radio lobes provides an excellent probe of the relativistic electron population. Combining measurements of the radio spectrum, the thermal gas pressure and the IC signal from a single radio lobe would provide the best constraints on the composition of the lobe. This is our objective for the proposed observations.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2009-06-25T06:20:02Z/2009-06-26T17:53:06Z
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 2010-07-15T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2010-07-15T00:00:00Z, 060244, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-fq7svmg