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Name 074320
Title Characterizing a New Variable Hard X-ray Source in the Planetary Nebula G343.3-0


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-4v49h4o
Author Dr Mark Reynolds
Description We request a 13 ks observation of a new hard X-ray point source associated with the planetary nebula G343.3-0.6 (10 ks goodtime & 3 ks flaring overhead). Discovery observations with Swift reveal a bright (f_x gtrsim 5x10^{-12} erg s^{-1} cm^{-2}) and highly variable source suggesting the presence of an active binary system in this planetary nebula. The proposed XMM-Newton observation will enable us to constrain the X-ray spectra and nature of this enigmatic source.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2014-08-31T15:20:28Z/2014-08-31T19:47:08Z
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 2015-09-19T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2015-09-19T22:00:00Z, 074320, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-4v49h4o