|Title||X-ray Observations of Three Millisecond Pulsars|
|Author||Dr Tolga Guver|
|Description||We propose XMM-Newton EPIC pn observations of three rapidly rotating neutron stars: PSR J0952-0607, PSR J1810+1744, and PSR J2241-5236, for 50, 80 and 50 ks respectively. Through these observations, we will for the first time establish the detailed X-ray spectral properties of these pulsars. This will allow us to put stringent constraints on the surface emission of these pulsars, which we will use to limit r-mode oscillations in these sources. Such constraints are important to learn about the interior composition of these sources as well as to gauge the prospects of continuous gravitational wave astronomy. PSR J1810+1744 is scheduled for observation with XMM-Newton on 10-16-2017 and can be disregarded in the present proposal if this observation is successfully performed.|
|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, 2019-12-21T23:00:00Z, 082423, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-8n1z0mq|