|Title||High-resolution spectroscopy of selected bright SNRs in the LMC|
|Author||Prof Johan Bleeker|
|Description||The XMM-RGS has a unique capability for high resolution spectroscopy of optically thin cosmic plasma sources of limited angular extent (sources smaller than 2 arcminutes). This capability is well matched to the typical angular sizes of a substantial number of SNRs in the LMC, enabling the disentanglement of prominent unresolved line complexes present in the ASCA spectra. The two objects selected here are part of a collaboration with the RGS consortium to perform high resolution grating spectroscopy of the brightest SNRs in the LMC, which encompass different ages and progenitor types. The source LHA 120-N63A is the second brightest X-ray SNR in the LMC (after N 132D), with an RGS count rate of about 5c-s, DEM L71 has an RGS count rate of 1 c-s.|
|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, 2003-01-30T00:00:00Z, 010999, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-0a8ct16|