A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 060596
Title The candidate nebula of PSR J0855-4644 and the SE rim of SNR RX J0852.0-4622


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-jon53gd
Author Dr Fabio Acero
Description The energetic pulsar J0855-4644 coincides with an enhancement in X-rays and TeV gamma-rays along the rim of the SNR RX J0852.0-4622, which could represent its pulsar wind nebula. We propose to study the spectrum and morphology of this candidate nebula to draw inferences about its nature, which cannot be done conclusively with currently available X-ray data (from ASCA). We also propose to characterise the emission from the previously poorly studied South-East rim of SNR RX J0852.0-4622. The wide field of view and broad energy coverage of XMM-Newton will allow to disentangle these components from the foreground thermal X-ray emission from the Vela SNR.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2010-04-22T08:12:49Z/2010-04-23T01:30:06Z
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 2011-05-13T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2011-05-13T00:00:00Z, 060596, PPS_NOT_AVAILABLE. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-jon53gd