|Title||HIGH RESOLUTION SPECTROSCOPY AND TIMING OF THE ISOLATED NEUTRON STAR RBS1774|
|Author||Dr SILVIA ZANE|
|Description||Isolated neutron stars hold the key to understand the structure and evolution of NSs and promise insights into the behaviour of matter at ultra-high densities. The seven ROSAT INSs identified to date offer an unique opportunity in this respect thanks to their clean thermal emission originating directly from the star surface. The aim is to obtain a high quality spectrum of the last of the ROSAT INS candidates to be studied in detail, RBS 1774. This will provide an accurate position, essential to allow an unambiguous identification of the optical counterpart; pin down the temperature of the surface emission; reveal any prominent spectral features or magnetospheric non-thermal component; find any pulsations to a limit of 2% semiamplitude.|
|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, 2005-07-01T00:00:00Z, 020115, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-dkab7qb|