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


DOI 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 Ultraviolet, X-Ray, and Optical Radiation from the Geminga Pulsar . Kargaltsev, O. Y., Pavlov, G. G., et all. . ApJ . 625-307 . 2005 . 2005ApJ...625..307K ,
On the complex X-ray structure tracing the motion of Geminga . de Luca, A., Caraveo, P. A., et all. . A&A . 445-9 . 2006 . 2006A&A...445L...9D ,
New X-ray Observations of the Geminga Pulsar Wind Nebula . Pavlov, George G., Bhattacharyya, Sudip, . ApJ . 715-66 . 2010 . 2010ApJ...715...66P ,
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 ,
Narrow absorption features in the co-added XMM-Newton RGS spectra of isolated neutron stars . Hohle, M. M., Haberl, F., et all. . MNRAS . 419-1525 . 2012 . 2012MNRAS.419.1525H ,
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 ,
Phase-Resolved Spectroscopy of Geminga Shows Rotating Hot Spot(s) . Caraveo, P. A., De Luca, A., et all. . Sci . 305-376 . 2004 . 2004Sci...305..376C ,
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