|Title||Deep observation of the southern disk of M 31|
|Author||Prof Manami Sasaki|
|Description||We propose observations of the southern disk of M31, which will, together with our AO14 observations of the northern disk, yield a deep full-coverage map of the hot ISM of the star-forming disk of M 31 on sub-kpc scales out to a radius of virgul10 kpc. The southern disk hosts the intriguingly large stellar association NGC 206 in the major ring, where it was most likely disturbed by an encounter with the satellite galaxy M 32. New deep observations will enable us to 1) study the morphology as well as temperature, density, pressure, and filling factor of the hot ISM, in particular around NGC 206 and 2) probe the X-ray source population differences associated with the M 32 interaction by obtaining a complete sample of X-ray sources down to the confusion limit of a few 10^34 erg-s.|
|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, 2022-01-21T00:00:00Z, 086026, 18.02_20200221_1200. https://doi.org/esa-[xxxxxxx]|