A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 065364
Title Multiwavelength observations of PSR B1259-63 periastron passage in 2010-2011


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-addyqdm
Author Prof Andrii Neronov
Description PSR B1259-63 is a unique binary system with a radio pulsar from which unpulsed X-ray, gamma-ray, and radio emission was observed. The pulsar is in a highly eccentric 3.4 year orbit around a Be star. Collision of the pulsar wind with the wind of Be star plays a crucial role in generation of the observed emission. The goal of this proposal is to investigate, for the first time, simultaneous X-ray (XMM-Newton) and GeV gamma-ray (Fermi) spectral evolution of the system as the pulsar passes through the Be star disk. Details of the X-ray-gamma-ray spectral evolution will allow to probe the physical mechanism(s) of particle acceleration and interactions during collision of relativistic pulsar wind with the wind from the massive star.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2011-01-06T14:48:16Z/2011-03-04T09:34:22Z
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 2012-03-30T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2012-03-30T00:00:00Z, 065364, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-addyqdm