A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 060638
Title Spectral and spatial characteristics of the Kookaburra.s northern wing


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-nhwn0f0
Author Dr Regis Terrier
Description The TeV source HESS J1420-607 is coincident with the Kookaburra.s northern radio wing, and is most probably associated to the pulsar wind nebula (PWN) powered by the high spin-down pulsar PSR J1420-6048. It is extended along the radio structure and has a flux of about 0.1 Crab. ASCA observations of the PWN have revealed a 6. extended structure with a photon spectral index of 1.6 apparently inconsistent with the steeper TeV spectrum, which probes lower energy electrons. Here, we propose a deep XMM observation of the PWN of PSR J1420-6047 to have a complete multiwavelength determination of its morphology, in particular reveal the compact nebula and the nebula trail, and characterize its pectrum over the whole nebula extent to check the association with the TeV source.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2009-08-04T11:33:41Z/2009-08-04T20:25:40Z
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 2010-08-26T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2010-08-26T00:00:00Z, 060638, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-nhwn0f0