|Title||AN XMM-NEWTON STUDY OF THE COMPOSITE ERNOVA REMNANT G327.1-1.1|
|Author||Dr PATRICK SLANE|
|Description||Recent X-ray observations of the composite SNR G327.1-1.1 have revealed complex structure in the central PWN. The likely counterpart to the associated neutron star has been identified, and it is embedded in a bow-shock like structure at the tip of a long X-ray tail. Elongated structures protrude opposite the tail; their nature is not at all understood. Faint thermal emission from the SNR shell is detected, but its properties are so poorly measured that a reliable age from which the pulsar velocity can be estimated does not currently exist. We propose a deep XMM-Newton observation in order to map the spatial and spectral structure of the extended PWN features and to derive the spectral properties of the thermal shell. A pulsation search will also be conducted.|
|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, 2005-04-20T00:00:00Z, 020382, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-qdznemx|