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Name 072044
Title New Candidates for Supernova Remnants in the Large Magellanic Cloud


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-g8umkd1
Author Dr Manami Sasaki
Description We propose observations of six new candidates for SNRs in the LMC, which were detected with ROSAT and classified as SNR candidates based on X-ray, radio, and optical properties. Two sources have already been observed (AO9, Proposal ID 65188; AO11, VLP, LMC survey) and confirm the reliability of our selection of candidates. The proposed targets are all located outside the LMC VLP survey. Owing to the high sensitivity of XMM-Newton we will be able to detect SNRs that are X-ray faint either because of their age or the ambient medium and complete the sample of known SNRs to lower flux levels. We will thus be able to perform statistical studies by, e.g., constructing a more complete XLFs of LMC SNRs and will obtain information about typical abundances, densities, and SN energies.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2013-05-03T10:32:42Z/2013-05-09T18:07:53Z
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 2014-05-21T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2014-05-21T00:00:00Z, 072044, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-g8umkd1