|Title||XMM-Newton Observations of NGC 300|
|Author||Dr Joern Wilms|
|Description||We propose two 35ksec observations of the Sculptor group galaxy NGC 300 to follow up on our earlier observations in 2000 December-2001 January. Our aim is to search for and study the long-term luminosity variations of the 30 brightest sources in NGC 300 on timescales from years to months, to push the detection limit of X-ray point sources in NGC 300 to luminosities below 1E37 erg-s, to increase the number of sources which can be studied spectroscopically, and to identify contaminating background AGN through spectral and variability studies.|
|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, 2006-12-15T00:00:00Z, 030586, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-4oeihg8|