A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 082358
Title Mapping merger, sloshing and AGN-produced bulk motions in the Centaurus cluster


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-h2nw2zn
Author Dr Jeremy Sanders
Description Despite its importance for understanding clusters, there are few direct measurements of ICM velocity structure. Hitomi measured velocities in Perseus with its groundbreaking high resolution detector, although due to its loss we will have to wait several years until XARM and Athena for further results. We have shown the EPIC-pn Cu background line can be used to calibrate its energy scale and so measure ICM velocities. We propose deep observations of the Centaurus cluster to produce a high resolution map of the velocity structure of the ICM, to study the Cenvirgul30-Cenvirgul45 merging system, the sloshing within the cluster and bulk motions induced by AGN feedback. We will jointly map dynamical and thermodynamical structure across a cluster with unprecedented accuracy.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2018-07-03T01:20:43Z/2019-07-02T08:51:36Z
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 2020-08-12T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2020-08-12T22:00:00Z, 082358, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-h2nw2zn