A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 011289
Title X-ray study of the supernova remnant G299.2-2.9


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-xclgim5
Author Dr Bernd Aschenbach
Description GT- G299.2-2.9 is a shell-type SNR of virgul10. diameter discovered in the ROSAT all-sky survey. It shows bright optical filaments and radio emission at 2.4 GHz. Both from the X-ray data and the radio data the distance cannot be determined unambigously, but measurements of the column density and x-ray temperature and its distribution will help and clarify the age, for which we have just an upper limit of 9.000 yrs.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2002-02-24T07:28:54Z/2002-08-19T06:45:23Z
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 2003-09-18T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2003-09-18T00:00:00Z, 011289, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-xclgim5