|Title||Star formation in the NGC7000-IC5070 complex|
|Author||Dr Francesco Damiani|
|Description||We propose a joint Chandra ACIS-I and XMM-Newton EPIC-pn observing program to discover the still unknown population of the star-forming region NGC7000-IC5070, at 600 pc. Recent Spitzer data have shown this region to host 2000 or more Young Stellar Objects of Classes 0 to II, but missed Class III stars, which are expected to be numerous as well. The requested combination of high-spatial resolution ACIS data (3 pointings, total exposure: 144 ks), and wider-field EPIC data (3 pointings, total exposure: 73.5 ks) optimizes coverage of both clustered and diffuse YSO populations. These data will permit studies of the star formation history, early cluster evolution, mass spectrum and segregation, with unprecedented accuracy for this rich region.|
|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, 2012-12-17T00:00:00Z, 067958, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-3v8lb08|