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Name 074149
Title Exploratory X-ray observations of moding and nulling pulsars


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-xyrgcin
Author Prof Willem Hermsen
Description Simultaneous XMM-Newton, GMRT and LOFAR observations of the mode-changing near-aligned pulsar PSR B0943+10 revealed synchronous switching in the radio and X-ray emission properties. We just finished X-ray-radio observations of PSR B1822-09, an orthogonal pulsar exhibiting similar mode switching in the radio band. Given the great importance of the discoveries for understanding pulsar magnetospheric physics, we ask for simultaneous XMM and radio observations of three nearby (< 1 kpc) moding and-or nulling pulsars, PSR J1946+1805, PSR J0332+5434 and PSR J1239+2453, for 20 ks each. The objective is to detect their X-ray counterparts in preparation for follow-up X-ray radio campaigns.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2014-05-13T21:42:33Z/2014-05-14T04:55:53Z
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 2015-06-05T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2015-06-05T22:00:00Z, 074149, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-xyrgcin