|Title||Mapping observation of dynamical structures in the Perseus cluster|
|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|
|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, 2007-03-03T00:00:00Z, 030569, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-jj8ngmq|