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Name 007734
Title SN 1006: A Laboratory for Cosmic Ray Acceleration


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-gkgj9v2
Author Dr Jacco Vink
Description We propose to observe SN 1006 with the RGS as prime instrument using two pointings of each 50virgulks. We will use spectroscopic diagnostics to investigate the various shock fronts around the remnant, of which the cosmic ray acceleration region on the NE limb should be particularly interesting. Electron temperature diagnostics in He-like systems N VI and O VII (and higher, Ne IX, Mg XI if possible) will be used to search for electrons energized at the NE limb to form the population of seed particles for cosmic ray acceleration. RGS spectra will be combined with EPIC images to account as fully as possible for the effect of the spatial extent of the source on the spectral resolution. Additionally we will use the OM to search for synchrotron radiation in theopt-UV
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2001-08-10T03:59:21Z/2001-08-11T15:29:22Z
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 2002-11-15T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2002-11-15T00:00:00Z, 007734, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-gkgj9v2