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Name 067299
Title Search for X-ray Counterparts in Pulsar-like High-b Unassociated Fermi Sources


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-c48rc9n
Author Dr J. Eric Grove
Description The Fermi Large Area Telescope has been very successful at discovering gamma-ray
pulsars. As we extend the search to dimmer sources, the larger position
uncertainty makes discovery more challenging. We propose to observe a set of 6
LAT-detected high Galactic latitude gamma-ray sources that have pulsar-like
gamma-ray spectra but no as-yet identified counterparts in any other waveband.
These sources have been detected by LAT with high significance and are likely
nearby gamma-ray pulsars. The proposed observations are for 20 ks per source,
covering the LAT error region in a single pointing. We will determine the X-ray
position, flux, and spectral properties for any sources detected by XMM-Newton
within this region. This proposal follows successful XMM programs we proposed in Cycles 8 and 9.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2012-02-08T04:10:17Z/2012-04-15T15:59:29Z
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 2013-05-09T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, Dr J. Eric Grove, 2013, 067299, 17.56_20190403_1200, European Space Agency, https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-c48rc9n