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Name 072213
Title The Origin of a Possible Pulsar Wind Nebula in the Cygnus Loop


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-5hlvkv4
Author Dr Robert Petre
Description The Cygnus Loop is one of the brightest, nearest (d sim 540pc), and most extensively studied supernova remnants. There are numerous observational indications that it originated from a core-collapse supernova whose progenitor mass is sim 15,M _odot . Nevertheless, no neutron star related to the remnant has yet been identified. A thorough {it Suzaku} XIS mapping of the Cygnus Loop has revealed a possible pulsar wind nebula (PWN) in the Loop. We propose a 100,ks EPIC observation of the candidate PWN in order to determine whether or not it is associated with the Cygnus Loop by measuring the neutron star proper motion and the column density to the nebula. This observation also will allow us to perform spectral mapping to characterize the PWN and constrain the neutron star pulse period.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2013-05-31T10:12:05Z/2013-06-01T17:02:44Z
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 2014-06-18T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2014-06-18T00:00:00Z, 072213, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-5hlvkv4