A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 067151
Title The first high-resolution X-ray imaging of the shell-type SNR Kes 78


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-9rd8lmh
Author Dr Fabio Acero
Description We propose to use XMM-Newton to produce the first ever high-resolution X-ray image of the elongated shell-type SNR G32.8-0.1 (Kes 78). Not only is Kes 78 a known X-ray emitter (weak emission is seen by ROSAT and a small fraction is covered by XMM-Newton), it is also embedded in a region of molecular gas appearing to interact with the SNR; therefore, Kes 78 is an ideal laboratory for exploring the physics of an SNR interaction with a molecular cloud. The high sensitivity and spectral resolution of XMM-Newton will allow us to search for both thermal and non-thermal X-ray emission to probe the details of the SNR-MC interaction, to constrain the properties of the SNR and the surrounding medium and to search for a possible association with a new VHE gamma-ray source.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2012-03-18T08:49:04Z/2012-03-19T02:47:33Z
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 2013-04-10T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2013-04-10T00:00:00Z, 067151, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-9rd8lmh