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Name 020067
Title X-RAY EMISSION COMPONENTS OF THE GRAND-DESIGN PECULIAR SPIRAL GALAXY NGC 6946
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DOI 10.5270/esa-1t5z3kl
Author Dr MATTHIAS EHLE
Description We propose a sensitive XMM-Newton survey of the grand-design Scd face-on spiral galaxy NGC 6946. This galaxy is remarkable due to its high star formation activity (e.g. the high number of recorded supernovae), its massive peculiar northern spiral arm and radio detected 'magnetic arms. located between the optical arms. XMM-Newton will be used to disentangle and characterize emission from point sources and extended hot gas. These observations will also be used to further investigate the puzzling origin of the ultra-luminous emission complex MF16.
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Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2004-06-09T18:35:22Z/2004-06-25T22:21:35Z
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 2005-08-10T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2005-08-10T00:00:00Z, 020067, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-1t5z3kl