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Name 005194
Title Surveying the Galactic Plane with XMM


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-9cx06v8
Author Dr Robert Warwick
Description We propose an ambitious long-term programme to survey the inner regions of the Galaxy using XMM, which in AO-1 involves the mapping of a 12 degree strip of the Galactic plane centred on l=25.5. The XMM observations will surpass current X-ray data by > 100 in sensitivity whilst providing excellent spatial and spectral resolution. Complementary radio, optical and near-IR imaging will provide a key asset for the interpretation of the new data. This survey will lead to major advances in our understanding of star formation, stellar coronae, SNRs, the hot ISM and accretion processes. We waive all proprietary data rights in order to ensure the widest possible community participation in this project.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2001-03-08T18:50:20Z/2001-03-22T23:14:16Z
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 2001-09-28T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2001-09-28T00:00:00Z, 005194, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-9cx06v8