A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 013252
Title EPIC filter calibration using RX J0720.4-3125


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-lf9f2qt
Author Dr Albert Brinkman
Description RXJ0720.4-3125 is a very soft, periodically variable source (P = 8.39 sec). These characteristics, together with the absence of an optical counterpart, lead to the suggestion that this object is weak-field isolated old neutron star, accreting from the ISM. We will use the RGS to perform phase-resolved spectroscopy, using a dedicated CCD read-out mode that will yield a phase resolution of approximately 0.1. The EPIC cameras will be used to obtain a low spectral resolution, phase resolved soft spectrum. Copied from PV proposal 12410 to be used for EPIC calibration (M. Ehle)
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2000-11-21T18:30:57Z/2000-11-22T03:06:07Z
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 2000-11-23T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2000-11-23T00:00:00Z, 013252, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-lf9f2qt