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Name 088419
Title Serendipitous isolated neutron star candidates from the 4XMM-DR9 catalogue


DOI https://doi.org/10.57780/esa-pra8n64
Author Dr Adriana Mancini Pires
Description The large number of radio-quiet thermally emitting isolated neutron stars (INSs)
in our local volume suggests that they belong to a formerly neglected component
of the overall population. At fainter fluxes, source confusion and contamination
from other classes of X-ray emitters hamper the identification of new members
due to the large positional and spectral errors. In preparation for the full
sensitivity of the eROSITA All-Sky Survey, the use of serendipitous data from
XMM-Newton proves an excellent opportunity to test search algorithms and
discover new INSs. We propose to investigate newly selected candidates from the
4XMM-DR9 catalogue with the immediate goals to improve spectral determination
and source localisation for future follow-up studies.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2021-07-09T15:52:08Z/2021-07-10T06:03:58Z
Version 19.16_20210326_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 2022-07-27T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, Dr Adriana Mancini Pires, 2022, 088419, 19.16_20210326_1200, European Space Agency, https://doi.org/10.57780/esa-pra8n64