A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 030422
Title Birds of a Feather: A Statistical Search for X-ray Pulsars


DOI 10.5270/esa-451vfxg
Author Dr Eric Gotthelf
Description Discoveries of rotation-powered X-ray pulsars have increased substantially in the last several years, but their properties have yet to conform to a single pattern. We argue that pulsars have a high probability of being found in the vicinity of supernova remnants. Based on a survey of point-like sources in the ASCA archives we propose to use the EPIC-pn detector to investigate new pulsar candidates. The discoveries will fill out the incomplete sample of observed X-ray pulsars, as well as confirm the utility of our method for selecting pulsar candidates from existing archived data.
Publication A New 626 s periodic X-ray source in the direction of the Galactic center . Farrell, S. A., Gosling, A. J., et all. . A&A . 523-50 . 2010 . 2010A&A...523A..50F ,
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 ,
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XMM-Newton observations of unidentified INTEGRAL-IBIS sources . Malizia, A., Bassani, L., et all. . MNRAS . 408-975 . 2010 . 2010MNRAS.408..975M ,
The Galactic plane at faint X-ray fluxes - I. Properties and characteristics of the X-ray source population . Warwick, R. S., Perez-Ramirez, D., . MNRAS . 413-595 . 2011 . 2011MNRAS.413..595W ,
An All-Sky Atlas of Radio-X-ray Associations . Flesch, E., . PASA . 27-283 . 2010 . 2010PASA...27..283F ,
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2005-08-29T11:21:13Z/2006-03-19T08:45:22Z
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 2007-05-22T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2007-05-22T00:00:00Z, 030422, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-451vfxg