|Title||From Outburst to Quiescence: Monitoring the Transient X-ray Pulsar in Wes 1|
|Author||Prof GianLuca Israel|
|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|
|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, 2010-09-09T00:00:00Z, 060438, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-yq9rhqj|