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Name 015257
Title XMM observations of the center-filled supernova remnant MSH 11-61A
URL

http://nxsa.esac.esa.int/nxsa-sl/servlet/data-action-aio?obsno=0152570101

DOI 10.5270/esa-xptrwty
Author Dr Werner Becker
Description We have discovered a central X-ray source in MSH 11-61A which most likely is a synchrotron nebula powered by a young pulsar. Correlating the position of this source with the catalog of unidentified gamma-ray sources brought to light 3EG J1102-6103 as a likely counterpart, making this remnant and its central X-ray source of highest importance for X-ray studies. The high sensitivity of EPIC will provide us the required input to perform a sensitive spatial, spectral and temporal analysis in order to identify the nature of the central X-ray source and to further evaluate its association with 3EG J1102-6103. In addition, we will obtain spectral information from the whole remnant which constrains the nature of the non-thermal emission component discovered in archival ASCA data.
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Instrument EPN, RGS1, OM, RGS2, EMOS1, EMOS2
Temporal Coverage 2003-07-21T06:02:24Z/2003-07-22T01:13:18Z
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 2004-09-06T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2004-09-06T00:00:00Z, 015257, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-xptrwty