|Title||Observation and Search for Rotation Powered Radio Pulsars with XMM|
|Author||Dr Fred Jansen XMM-Newton PS|
|Description||GT-Deep exposures of a small set of X-ray emitting isolated pulsars are made to obtain spectra with excellent statistics. Complementary moderate exposures are made for a selected sample of candidate radio pulsars for the detection of X-ray emission. The proposed targets have been selected in a way to represent the span of pulsar characteristics adequately. The special combination of the two observation strategies guarantees a progress in our understanding of pulsars and moreover of the general nature of neutron stars.|
|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, 2004-10-29T00:00:00Z, 010326, PPS_NOT_AVAILABLE. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-o9lt6if|