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Name 030649
Title A deep XMM-Newton observation of Abell 2204


DOI 10.5270/esa-phdlv3y
Author Dr Jeremy Sanders
Description We propose to make a 60 ks observation using XMM-Newton of the luminous galaxy cluster Abell 2204. Using this observation we wish to study the 100 kpc (1 arcmin) radius high abundance ring we found using Chandra. XMM will allow us to resolve this ring into many different spatial components, and measure the abundances to high accuracy. In addition, the cluster displays a large range of temperature (3-12 keV), and is an idea target to search for the existence of cool X-ray emitting gas. The central galaxy in this cluster is rich in cold gas. We will provide upper limits of 130 Msun-yr (3-sigma) for gas around 0.3 keV. We will be sensitive to any cooling of gas to below 0.1 keV at a rate exceeding 100 Msun-yr.
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Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2006-02-06T17:48:34Z/2006-02-15T00:00:20Z
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 2007-07-11T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2007-07-11T00:00:00Z, 030649, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-phdlv3y