|Title||Observations of a New Very-High-Energy Galactic source discovered by HAWC|
|Author||Prof Omar Tibolla|
|Description||The High Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) gamma-ray observatory is a brand new gamma-ray survey instrument that was completed in March 2015 which can detect gamma-rays up to an energy of around 100 TeV. In particular, thanks to its ..whole sky. field of view, HAWC will substantially increase the detection rate of new VHE gamma-ray sources. Taking advantage of XMM-Newton sensitivity, we propose for a ToO observation on newly detected Galactic VHE gamma-ray sources detected by HAWC to identify the X-ray counterpart and hence to establish the nature of the sources.|
|Publication||No observations found associated with the current proposal|
|Instrument||EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2|
|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.
|Publisher And Registrant||European Space Agency|
|Credit Guidelines||European Space Agency, 2017-10-27T22:00:00Z, 078404, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-t57xu4w|