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Name 060642
Title Investigating the nature of the new TeV hot spot at the south of HESS J1837-069


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ffy6wme
Author Mr Vincent Marandon
Description Most HESS sources are very extended objects for which counterparts are difficult to find. But all point like or quasi point like objects have rich X-ray counterparts. In particular, XMM observations of HESS J1813-178 and HESS J1640-465 have revealed bright X-ray nebulae inside radio shells. We propose to observe the newly discovered quasi point like source lying at the south of HESS J1837-069, which is devoid of any X-ray observations and lacking MWL counterparts. Its TeV characteristics are suggestive of a possible young pulsar wind nebula association. We propose to test this hypothesis using a 20 ks XMM pointing.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2009-10-16T22:45:08Z/2009-10-17T06:12:04Z
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 2010-11-17T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2010-11-17T00:00:00Z, 060642, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ffy6wme