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Name 072365
Title A survey of the Large Magellanic Cloud


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-wjhhuuq
Author Dr Frank Haberl
Description We propose to re-observe a part of our virgul10 square degree survey of the LMC to reach our original aim of a limiting point source luminosity of 2 x 10^33 erg-s. Its proximity makes the LMC the ultimate target for obtaining a complete inventory of SNRs, X-ray binaries and SSSs, and to study the diffuse emission of the hot ISM. Most importantly, the high throughput of XMM-Newton will allow us to perform detailed spectral and temporal analyses of a large fraction of sources. Together with the existing EPIC data, our observations will create a unique data set to study the star-formation history and its implications on the morphology of the ISM in the LMC. In combination with the existing surveys of the SMC, M31 and M33 this will yield important clues for the evolution of the Local Group.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2013-10-21T01:15:36Z/2014-02-23T09:40:00Z
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 2015-03-17T23:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2015-03-17T23:00:00Z, 072365, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-wjhhuuq