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Name 067296
Title XMM Imaging of the Cep OB3: Studying Cluster formation within an OB Association


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-jkutdq6
Author Dr Scott Wolk
Description We propose two, 50 ks, XMM observations to search for 5-10 Myr diskless young
stars in the CepOB3 association at 700 pc. We have recently performed a Spitzer
and Chandra study of Cep OB3b and have found this cluster to contain virgul2000
stars, making it one of two known, massive (>1000 member) embedded/partially
embedded clusters within 1 kpc. Cep OB3b has largely dispersed its gas and
appears to be a more evolved (3-5 Myr vs 1-2 Myr) analog to the other nearby
massive embedded cluster, the the Orion Nebula Cluster. The XMM observations
will map the distribution of 5-10 Myr stars to understand the relationship of
Cep OB3b cluster to previous episodes of star formation in the Cep OB3
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2012-02-21T10:44:19Z/2012-02-22T04:15:29Z
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 2013-03-10T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, Dr Scott Wolk, 2013, 067296, 17.56_20190403_1200, European Space Agency, https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-jkutdq6