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Name 060338
Title Unveiling the X-ray Properties of the PWN G63.7+1.1 with XMM-Newton


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-96mn6wv
Author Prof Samar Safi-Harb
Description PWNe offer a valuable astrophysical laboratory to study the physics of pulsar outflows and their interaction with their surrounding medium. Their X-ray study in particular offers insights into the energetics of the powering engine, the characteristics of the pulsar wind, and the conditions of the confining ambient medium. We propose a 70ks XMM-Newton observation of G63.7+1.1, a PWN discovered at radio wavelengths, but not yet explored in X-rays. Our proposed study, when correlated with our radio data obtained with the CGPS and the Effelsberg radio telescope, and with new CO data acquired with the JCMT, should allow us to answer many of the unknown yet basic properties of this object, including its distance, age, magnetic field geometry and strength, and the energetics of its powering engine.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2009-05-04T10:17:26Z/2009-05-05T08:27:40Z
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 2010-05-22T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2010-05-22T00:00:00Z, 060338, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-96mn6wv