A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 020523
Title Monitoring the ultraluminous X-ray sources in the nearby galaxy NGC 1313


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-9br152s
Description XMM-Newton has revolutionized the study of X-ray sources in nearby galaxies such as NGC 1313, a barred spiral galaxy that is 3.7 Mpc away. This contains two ultraluminous X-ray sources, and SN 1978K, the first supernova remnant recognized from its X-ray flux. NGC 1313 is close enough that XMM-Newton can perform detailed simultaneous spectroscopic and timing studies of all of them. In Cycle 2, we were awarded time to perform 7 Priority A observations as the first stage in a long-term program of monitoring the known sources, searching for new transients, and determining the diffuse emission component. Here we will continue this campaign by performing 4 more pointings of 10 ksec to study the sources on time scales ranging from seconds to months.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2004-05-01T21:28:43Z/2005-02-07T15:33:48Z
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 2006-02-25T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2006-02-25T00:00:00Z, 020523, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-9br152s