|Title||SINGLE ION SPECTROSCOPY OF MAGELLANIC CLOUD SNRS|
|Author||Mr KURT VAN DER HEYDEN|
|Description||We propose to observe three supernova remnants in the Magellanic clouds, i.e. DEM L 71, IKT 6 & IKT 23. The RGS spectra will allow us to study the emission lines from single ions. In particular, the He-like series of O & Ne (in the case of IKT 23) show peculiar ratios. The study of the He-like ratios will enable us to investigate largely unaccounted for phenomena, such as resonance scattering, recombination and charge transfer which affects line shapes and production.|
|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, 2005-01-10T00:00:00Z, 020184, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-wnnyx4y|