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Name 072344
Title Identification campaign of supernova remnant candidates in the Milky Way


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-e786q3f
Author Dr Regina H. H. Huang
Description There are 302 supernova remnants (SNRs) have been identified in the Milky Way. Most SNRs are discovered in radio surveys. In view of various selection effects, the current sample of SNRs is clearly incomplete. ROSAT all-sky survey data have provided another window to search for SNRs. We have chosen some bright and promising SNR candidates as the starting point of a long-term identification campaign. We propose a set of short XMM-Newton observations to have a full coverage of these targets in order to investigate their spectra and morphologies in details as well as to search for the associated compact stellar remnants produced in the supernova explosions.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2013-05-20T10:43:02Z/2013-05-20T17:16:28Z
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 2014-05-30T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2014-05-30T00:00:00Z, 072344, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-e786q3f