|Title||Searching for X-Ray pulsations from the radio quiet Gamma-ray pulsar within CTA1|
|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|
|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, 2010-06-04T00:00:00Z, 060494, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-h8513af|