|Title||Probing the X-ray emission of supernovae 1995N and 2000P|
|Author||Dr Luca Zampieri|
|Description||Only 14 supernovae have been detected at X-ray energies, mostly Type IIn supernovae with strong circumstellar interaction. Studying the X-ray emission of Type IIn supernovae is of fundamental physical importance to understand the mass-loss history of the progenitor star and the distribution and composition of the ejecta and circumstellar medium. We propose to perform two observations of the Type IIn supernova 1995N and the very promising interacting candidate 2000P to probe the X-ray emission mechanism. The excellent imaging and spectral capabilities of XMM-Newton provide an extraordinary opportunity to perform these observations and detect iron features in the spectra.|
|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, 2004-09-05T00:00:00Z, 014962, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-hnmsyby|