A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 030569
Title Mapping observation of dynamical structures in the Perseus cluster


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-jj8ngmq
Author Dr Tae Furusho
Description XMM-Newton performed 5 pointing observations in the Perseus cluster, and showed very interesting features in the large-scale distributions of temperature. It is certain that the cluster is undergoing at least 2 major mergers. We propose here 5 further pointings to fill up the bright part of the cluster emission, which will give us full views on the 2 mergers going on in the southwest (IC 310 subcluster) and in the east (extended cool subcluster) of the Perseus system. The data will show us a complete view about the substructures, with the gas heating and mixing processes taking place in this massive system.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2006-02-10T17:26:25Z/2006-02-11T18:32:16Z
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 2007-03-03T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2007-03-03T00:00:00Z, 030569, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-jj8ngmq