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Name 072294
Title Identifying Bright Unassociated Fermi-LAT Sources at High-Galactic Latitude


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-oa4ma2v
Author Dr Davide Donato
Description We propose to observe a set of 5 bright Fermi-LAT sources located at high-Galactic latitude, with a high significance detection but without any identified counterparts to date. For those sources, the moderately large position uncertainties make counterpart discovery more challenging. Our 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, temporal and spectral properties for any sources detected by XMM within this region. These results will be used by radio, near-IR, and optical telescopes, whose smaller fields of view require more precise localization for follow-up, to determine clear counterparts for these gamma-ray sources.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2013-08-14T20:44:05Z/2013-08-15T05:20:45Z
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 2014-09-07T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2014-09-07T00:00:00Z, 072294, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-oa4ma2v