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Name 074442
Title Unveiling the timing behaviour of the radio-quiet Vela-like pulsar J1826-1256


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-2gs92wi
Author Dr Massimiliano Razzano
Description The radio-quiet gamma-ray pulsars discovered by Fermi Large Area Telescope are crucial to understand pulsar magnetospheres and the Galactic neutron star population. We propose a deep XMM observation of PSR J1826-1256, the young, energetic radio-quiet pulsar in the "Eel" nebula. Its timing parameters and gamma-ray properties are similar to those of the Vela pulsar. Comparing its X and gamma-ray emission with other Vela-like, but radio-loud, pulsars will help to probe the nature of radio quietness-loudness in pulsars. We will exploit XMM to search for X-ray pulsations of the X-ray bright PSR J1826-1256, detail its timing and spectral behaviour, and discriminate the pulsar emission from that of its nebula by using archival Chandra data.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2014-10-11T16:23:16Z/2014-10-13T07:18:16Z
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 2015-11-04T23:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2015-11-04T23:00:00Z, 074442, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-2gs92wi