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Name 030590
Title The spin history of the isolated neutron star RBS1223


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ks5x1bs
Author Dr Axel Schwope
Description ROSAT has discovered a small group of X-ray dim isolated neutron stars with well defined and unique characteristics. The nature of these sources and the origin of the soft X-ray emission is not clear. A crucial role in determining their nature and understanding their physics is played by the magnetic field and its decay. The isolated neutron star RBS1223 displays clear evidence of a strong magnetic field, an X-ray cyclotron absorption line, X-ray pulsations, and pronounced temperature changes as a function of pulse period. We propose detailed X-ray monitoring observations in order to uniquely determine the spin period history between 1997 and 2005, determine the period derivative and thus confirm the field estimate from X-ray spectroscopy.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2005-06-25T00:22:04Z/2006-01-10T23:18:07Z
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 2007-02-04T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2007-02-04T00:00:00Z, 030590, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ks5x1bs