|Title||Timing the Energetic New Magnetar in HESS J1713-381 = CTB 37B|
|Author||Prof JULES HALPERN|
|Description||The spin-down power of the 3.82 s pulsar in the SNR CTB 37B is among the largest of magnetars. In addition, its spin-down rate increased by a factor of 2 this year. We propose to continue to monitor its spin-down. Magnetars with the largest spin-down torque are SGRs, and a marked increase in their spin-down rate often precedes an outburst. In this regard, CXOU J171405.7-381031 is very similar to SGR-AXP 1E 1547.0-5408, the magnetar with the largest spin-down power. By analogy with 1E 1547.0-5408, we may be observing the behavior of a magnetar just before it becomes an SGR. Continued study of its spin-down will also enable us to evaluate whether the magnetar can contribute to the TeV emission from HESS J1713-381, in which it resides.|
|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, 2013-04-04T00:00:00Z, 067033, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-xxd6dv2|