A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 060438
Title From Outburst to Quiescence: Monitoring the Transient X-ray Pulsar in Wes 1


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-yq9rhqj
Author European Space Agency
Description On 2006 September 21 an intense (10^39 ergs) and short (20ms) burst was detected
by Swift from the candidate Anomalous X-ray Pulsar CXOU J164710.2-455216, while
a fast-response Swift observation detected a flux enhancement larger than a
factor of 300 with respect to the quiescent level. Subsequent Swift, Chandra,
XMM and SUZAKU follow-up observations allowed, for the first time, to monitor a
magnetar outburst since the very beginning. Both the spectral and timing
properties of CXOU J164710.2-455216 drastically changed on short- and long-term
timescales and are still evolving after two years. The present proposal is aimed
at continuing the XMM monitoring of this source and studying the evolution of
the main spectral/timing parameters as it approaches its quiescent flux.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2009-08-24T07:27:50Z/2009-08-24T19:34:51Z
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 2010-09-09T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2010, From Outburst To Quiescence: Monitoring The Transient X-Ray Pulsar In Wes 1, 17.56_20190403_1200, European Space Agency, https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-yq9rhqj