|Title||Winding the Spiral: XMM Observations of the Spiral Planetary Nebula|
|Author||Dr Rodolfo Montez|
|Description||The Spiral Planetary Nebula (NGC 5189), exhibits spectacular point-symmetric morphology indicative of a number of collimated outflows. The [WO1] central star has lost its hydrogen-rich envelope, possibly through a late thermal pulse or binary interaction. The recent discovery of a compact companion to the [WO1] central star in 4 day orbit connects the morphological properties of the nebula with powerful binary interactions, potentially as a result of post-common envelope binary evolution. Several processes may be responsible for X-ray emission originating from NGC 5189, including a hot bubble, wind shocks, and companion activity. Our requested 80 ks XMM observation will be the first pointed X-ray observation of this exotic PN.|
|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, 2019-02-15T23:00:00Z, 080196, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-7mgsssx|