A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 030257
Title Baade.s Window and the X-ray Bulge


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-do9qitl
Author Dr K.D. Kuntz
Description This proposal is a request for the reobservation of an AO-3 target for which a 25 ks exposure was almost entirely contaminated by strong soft proton flares, and thus cannot be used to meet our scientific objectives. This exposure is the linch-pin to the analysis of the other observations in this program; without the reobservation, the interpretation of the other observations will be equivocal. We will be measuring the temperature of soft components of the Galactic X-ray bulge as close to the nucleus as possible, through Baade.s Window. We will then measure the change in temperature with distance from the nucleus. From these measures we expect to determine the thermal history of the gas in the X-ray emitting bulge and thus the impact of the central engine.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2005-10-04T20:15:08Z/2005-10-05T04:58:43Z
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 2006-10-28T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2006-10-28T00:00:00Z, 030257, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-do9qitl