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Name 060442
Title The mysterious X-ray nebular feature associated to the Guitar Nebula


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-657lglw
Author Dr Hui Chung Yue
Description The Guitar Nebula is the archetype of pulsar bow-shock nebulae. While it is clearly seen in H-alpha, previous attempts to detect its X-ray counterpart have failed. Only recently Chandra has detected a 2. long extended feature, which starts at the pulsar position. Its orientation, however, deviates by virgul118 deg from the pulsar.s proper motion direction, calling for very peculiar physical conditions in the ISM and the magnetic field structure in the environment surrounding the pulsar. In order to study this linear feature in more detail than possible with the Chandra data we propose XMM-Newton observations.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2009-07-13T08:11:38Z/2009-07-14T05:13:34Z
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 2010-08-07T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2010-08-07T00:00:00Z, 060442, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-657lglw