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Name 020256


DOI 10.5270/esa-9vf2j6f
Description SGR 1627-41 is the only confirmed Soft Gamma-ray Repeater with a bright persistent X-ray counterpart for which a rotational period has not yet been found. Only the high throughput of the EPIC-XMM instrument can provide the sensitivity to detect a periodicity down to a modulation level of a few percent. Timing information is a crucial element to study the physics of SGRs, isolated neutron stars with super-critical magnetic fields. This investigation shall also provide the highest signal to noise X-ray spectrum of this object.
Publication A Possible Magnetar Nature for IGR J16358-4726 . Patel, S. K., Zurita, J., et all. . ApJ . 657-994 . 2007 . 2007ApJ...657..994P ,
The XMM-Newton serendipitous survey. V. The Second XMM-Newton serendipitous source catalogue . Watson, M. G., Schroder, A. C., et all. . A&A . 493-339 . 2009 . 2009A&A...493..339W ,
Statistical evaluation of the flux cross-calibration of the XMM-Newton EPIC cameras . Mateos, S., Saxton, R. D., et all. . A&A . 496-879 . 2009 . 2009A&A...496..879M ,
The XMM Cluster Survey: optical analysis methodology and the first data release . Mehrtens, Nicola, Romer, A. Kathy, et all. . MNRAS . 423-1024 . 2012 . 2012MNRAS.423.1024M ,
XMM-Newton observations of the Soft Gamma Ray Repeater SGR 1627-41 in a low luminosity state . Mereghetti, S., Esposito, P., et all. . A&A . 450-759 . 2006 . 2006A&A...450..759M ,
A Search for New Galactic Magnetars in Archival Chandra and XMM-Newton Observations . Muno, M. P., Gaensler, B. M., et all. . ApJ . 680-639 . 2008 . 2008ApJ...680..639M ,
Two magnetars: SGR 1627-41 and 1E 1547-5408 . Mereghetti, S., Tiengo, A., et all. . AdSpR . 47-1312 . 2011 . 2011AdSpR..47.1312M ,
XMM Newton observations of soft gamma-ray repeaters . Mereghetti, Sandro, Esposito, Paolo, . Ap&SS . 308-13 . 2007 . 2007Ap&SS.308...13M ,
An All-Sky Atlas of Radio-X...
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2004-09-22T16:15:30Z/2004-09-23T06:44:03Z
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 2005-10-14T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2005-10-14T00:00:00Z, 020256, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-9vf2j6f