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Name 060537
Title Exploring the X-ray emission from the unique ms-Pulsar PSR 1937+21


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-yzlkgpg
Author Dr Werner Becker
Description PSR B1937+21 is among the top brightest MSPs. Previous observatories like BSAX
and XTE, however, allowed only a coarse characterization of its emission. Its
pulse profile is double peaked with narrow pulses which are phase aligned with
the giant radio pulses! Its spectrum is dominated by non-thermal emission.
Timing analysis in different energy bands indicated that the pulsed emission is
harder than suggested from phase integrated spectral fits. An unresolved virgul40% DC
component below 4 keV is indicated. PSR B1937+21 was for many years not
observable by XMM due to satellite orbit constrains. We propose to explore its
emission by performing a phase resolved spectral analysis in order to separate
the different spectral components suggested to be present in the pulsar emission.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2010-03-29T12:15:51Z/2010-03-30T06:51:11Z
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 2011-04-28T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, Dr Werner Becker, 2011, 060537, 17.56_20190403_1200, European Space Agency, https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-yzlkgpg