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Name 060494
Title Searching for X-Ray pulsations from the radio quiet Gamma-ray pulsar within CTA1


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-h8513af
Author Dr Patrizia Caraveo
Description During its activation phase, the Fermi Large Area Telescope has discovered the time signature of a radio quiet neutron star coincident with RX J0007.0+7302, the source at the center of the young SNR CTA-1. The inferred timing parameters point to a Vela-like neutron star with an age comparable to that estimated for the SNR. Existing XMM-Newton observations of RX J0007.0+7302 show a tantalizing, although far from compelling, evidence for pulsation. In view of the obvious interest of this newly discovered radio quiet neutron star, here we ask for an orbit-long XMM-Newton observation of the CTA-1 central source. With a full orbit it will be possible to study its X-ray timing behaviour, taking advantage of the contemporary timing parameters provided by the Fermi LAT telescope.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2009-03-07T13:05:37Z/2009-03-09T00:31:26Z
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 2010-06-04T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2010-06-04T00:00:00Z, 060494, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-h8513af