|Title||XMM-Newton coverage of Gravity observations|
|Author||Dr Gabriele Ponti|
|Description||We propose a 80 ks XMM-Newton monitoring campaign to cover 5 nights of VLTI-Gravity guaranteed time observations of Sgr A*, during the spring of 2021. At that time, Sgr A* will be visible from Paranal for virgul3.5-4 hr each night. Simultaneous X-ray and NIR observations will allow us to extract the best science from both European projects. This deep XMM-Newton exposure will also allow us to monitor the evolution of the reflection component off the clouds of the Sgr A molecular complex, therefore to further constrain Sgr A*.s past activity and the cloud 3-dimensional distribution.|
|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, 2022-06-04T00:00:00Z, 086062, 19.16_20210326_1200. https://doi.org/10.57780/esa-2zwuht6|