|Title||XMM-Newton Observations of the Merging Cluster Abell S0592|
|Author||Prof John P. Hughes|
|Description||We propose to obtain sensitive XMM-Newton observations of the X-ray bright cluster Abell S0592 (RXC J0638.7-5358), which we have selected based on its recent detection by ACT in the Sunyaev-Zel.dovich effect (SZE) at 145 GHz. Archival Chandra and HST-ACS data reveal that Abell S0592 is undergoing a major merger. There is a significant offset between the peak of the gas distribution and the location of one of the two bright central dominant galaxies. The temperature determined from the Chandra data varies significantly with position. Further detailed study of the X-ray spectrum and morphology of this interacting cluster (along with weak lensing and SZE data) will shed light on the distribution of its baryons and dark matter.|
|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, 2011-06-15T00:00:00Z, 065086, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-4n6vsqv|