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Name 011117
Title Phase-dependent X-ray Spectroscopy and Photometry of Geminga


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-trd41bj
Author Dr Albert Brinkman
Description GT- We propose to observe the thermally emitting neutron star Geminga, phase resolving the spectrum with the MOS and PN camera.s, and obtaining a high-resolution integrated spectrum of the photospheric emission with the RGS. This observation will address a number of important issues, such as the ratio of thermal- to non-thermal luminosities, their phasing; composition of and physical conditions in the neutron star photosphere, and possibly the surface magnetic field strength and distribution.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2002-04-04T16:40:19Z/2002-04-05T21:22:09Z
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 2003-05-17T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2003-05-17T00:00:00Z, 011117, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-trd41bj