A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 080293
Title Bright X-ray counterparts of galactic 3FGL sources


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-m15bwzq
Author Mr Jeremy Hare
Description We propose to follow-up the most interesting X-ray sources discovered during the survey of unidentified Fermi sources that we carried out with Swift. The survey targeted a sub-sample of Fermi sources that we expect to be dominated by pulsars along with HMXBs, PWNe, and SNRs. In the proposed deeper XMM-Newton observations we aim to constrain the spectrum of the 3 brightest sources, as well as search for variabilities, periodicities, and extended emission. Identifying the nature of these sources will allow us to better understand the population of galactic particle accelerators, in particular, pulsars, PWNe, and HMXBs detected in both gamma-rays and X-rays. We will also be able to search for much fainter X-ray sources.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2017-05-25T00:45:31Z/2017-05-25T05:45:31Z
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 2018-06-19T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2018-06-19T22:00:00Z, 080293, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-m15bwzq