A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 012394
Title High Resolution Spectroscopy of Procyon


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-4y62vez
Author Dr Albert Brinkman
Description PV- Procyon is a nearby, old star at the transition from the main sequence to the subgiant regime. Its corona shows features consistent with rather cool plasma, partially below 1 MK. This observation will test the performance of the RGS at its soft end. Procyon will be observed for 100 ksec. One MOS will operate in the Window2 mode, while the PN will use the SML window. To avoid optical contamination, thick filters will be used.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2000-10-23T00:24:58Z/2000-10-24T07:39:23Z
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 2001-02-17T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2001-02-17T00:00:00Z, 012394, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-4y62vez