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Name 078062
Title New Candidates for Supernova Remnants in the Large Magellanic Cloud


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-vep22sa
Author Dr Patrick Kavanagh
Description We propose observations of new candidates for X-ray supernova remnants (SNRs) in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). Building on a successful campaign to observe candidates with ROSAT detections in past AOs (Proposal IDs 65188, 72044, 74180, 76406), we have expanded our selection criteria to include radio candidates with no X-ray detection. The proposed targets are located outside the LMC survey performed as a VLP in AO11. Three of the four targets are covered by ROSAT PSPC pointed observations, all located far off-axis and not identified as sources. The high sensitivity of XMM-Newton will allow us to detect SNRs that are X-ray faint due to their age or ambient medium, complete the sample of known SNRs to lower fluxes, and obtain information about abundances, densities, and supernova energies.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2016-10-16T14:29:05Z/2016-10-17T03:49:05Z
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 2017-11-02T23:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2017-11-02T23:00:00Z, 078062, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-vep22sa