|Title||High Resolution Spectroscopy of Procyon|
|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|
|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.
|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|