|Title||Unveiling the X-ray properties of the new Geminga-like pulsar: PSR J2021+4026|
|Author||Prof Chung Yue Hui|
|Description||PSR J2021+4026 is the second brightest radio-quiet gamma-ray pulsar which is suggested to be the long-sought compact object associated with the supernova remnant gamma-Cygni. Its radio-quietness and its multiwavelength properties suggest its nature to be similar to a well-known pulsar: Geminga. In order to tightly constrain the nature of its X-ray counterpart, we propose a deep XMM-Newton observation with an aim to search for its X-ray pulsations and perform a detailed spectro-imaging analysis.|
|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, 2013-04-28T00:00:00Z, 067059, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-7eaw1aq|