A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 008511
Title Spectroscopy of the Perseus Cluster


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-y2j1ibu
Author Dr Eugene Churazov
Description The proximity, X-ray luminosity, and presence of both a central cooling flow and subcluster mergers allow many fundamental questions concerning clusters to be addressed by XMM observations of the Perseus cluster. Although Perseus, as the brightest X-ray cluster, has been studied by virtually all X-ray missions since Uhuru, and will be observed by Chandra as well, XMM.s large area offers unique opportunities to investigate mass deposition in the cooling region, the mutual influence of the radio halo and hot cluster gas, the distribution of heavy elements in the ICM, and the amount of cold gasaccumulated in the cooling flow region in the form of molecular clouds.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2001-01-30T11:47:15Z/2001-01-31T07:48:14Z
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 2002-10-24T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2002-10-24T00:00:00Z, 008511, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-y2j1ibu