|Title||XMM Studies of a Millisecond Pulsar Coincident with a Fermi LAT Source|
|Author||Dr Kent Wood|
|Description||We propose to use XMM-Newton to search for X-ray pulsations in the counterpart to a newly-discovered Fermi LAT Source. This source is a binary millisecond pulsar. The radio observations have also found the orbital solution proving the companion has very low mass, suggesting a black widow system. A Chandra image of the LAT field provides possible X-ray counterparts. The radio position suggests one of these is the best candidate although it is not yet definitive. Specific objectives of the XMM search are (1) detect X-ray pulsations, get pulsed flux and light curve, (2) determine off-pulse flux, again to compare with other wavelengths; (3) spectrum of the source as a function of orbital phase.|
|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, 2011-06-09T00:00:00Z, 065273, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-c9hr5c0|