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Name 011001
Title High-resolution spectroscopy of a few selected galactic supernova remnants


DOI 10.5270/esa-nwdj1gp
Author Prof Johan Bleeker
Description This proposal aims at a detailed spectroscopic study of three prominent galactic SNRs: two oxygen-rich remnants Cas A (shell-like) and MSH 11-54 (irregular - bar-like), and the remnant RCW 86 with dominating continuum components, seemingly related to a non-thermal electron population. Cas A and MSH 11-54 have bright emission features of limited angular extent which are suitable for detailed high-resolution spectroscopy with the RGS. For RCW 86 detailed imaging spectroscopy over the full X-ray passband up to 10 keV, with sub-arcmin resolution and high sensitivity, as well as RGS spectroscopy of selected parts of the shock front will be done.
Publication X-ray spectral imaging and Doppler mapping of Cassiopeia A . Willingale, R., Bleeker, J. A. M., et all. . A&A . 381-1039 . 2002 . 2002A&A...381.1039W ,
The X-Ray Synchrotron Emission of RCW 86 and the Implications for Its Age . Vink, Jacco, Bleeker, Johan, et all. . ApJ . 648-33 . 2006 . 2006ApJ...648L..33V ,
The XMM-Newton serendipitous survey. V. The Second XMM-Newton serendipitous source catalogue . Watson, M. G., Schroder, A. C., et all. . A&A . 493-339 . 2009 . 2009A&A...493..339W ,
Statistical evaluation of the flux cross-calibration of the XMM-Newton EPIC cameras . Mateos, S., Saxton, R. D., et all. . A&A . 496-879 . 2009 . 2009A&A...496..879M ,
The XMM Cluster Survey: optical analysis methodology and the first data release . Mehrtens, Nicola, Romer, A. Kathy, et all. . MNRAS . 423-1024 . 2012 . 2012MNRAS.423.1024M ,
A Search for New Galactic Magnetars in Archival Chandra and XMM-Newton Observations . Muno, M. P., Gaensler, B. M., et all. . ApJ . 680-639 . 2008 . 2008ApJ...680..639M ,
Discovery of Gamma-Ray Emission From the Shell-Type Supernova Remnant RCW 86 With Hess . Aharonian, F., Akhperjanian, A. G., et all. . ApJ . 692-1500 . 2009 . 2009ApJ...692.1500A ,
An All-Sky Atlas of Radio-X-ray Associations . Flesch, E., . PASA . 27-283 . 2010 . 2010PASA...27..283F ,
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2000-08-14T01:33:19Z/2003-03-04T13:11:34Z
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 2004-03-25T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2004-03-25T00:00:00Z, 011001, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-nwdj1gp