A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 067960
Title Joint Chandra-XMM-Newton Observation of NGC1407-1400 complex


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-5qs7y7z
Author Ms Yuanyuan Su
Description The nearby dark group centered on NGC 1407 is notable for a nearby bright galaxy (NGC 1400) with a velocity differing by at least 1200 km-s. This large velocity difference, plus controversy over these two galaxiesa?? respective distances, has led to a wide range of mass estimates for this group. Our analysis of XMM-Newton data reveals an extended region of enhanced surface brightness near NGC 1400 which may be a cold front. We also find that the hottest regions lie between NGC 1400 and 1407, suggesting that their atmospheres are colliding. We propose [.text on Chandra cut .] a 30 ks XMM pointing covering the east side of NGC 1407 to obtain a complete temperature map as well as a total group mass profile.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2012-01-15T03:38:51Z/2012-01-15T13:04:05Z
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 2013-02-04T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2013-02-04T00:00:00Z, 067960, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-5qs7y7z