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Name 040049
Title Understanding Gas Interactions in Groups: NGC 1600


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-w3jvg3y
Author Dr Craig Sarazin
Description We propose XMM observations to study the nature of and interaction between interstellar medium and group gas in the elliptical galaxy-group NGC 1600. Temperature and abundance measurements will be used to constrain the origin and dynamics of the inter- and intra-galactic gas. In the center of NGC 1600, X-ray structures correspond with those seen in cooler gas and dust. We will determine whether thermal conduction can explain these features. NGC 1600 is the only elliptical galaxy with a large number (21) of ULX candidates. We will compare their X-ray spectra to ULX models and search for UV counterparts with the OM. We will study the origin of the long tail behind the group galaxy NGC 1603; if it is due to ram pressure, it provides a probe of the group dynamics.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2006-08-14T08:39:46Z/2007-02-07T11:32:30Z
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 2008-03-30T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2008-03-30T00:00:00Z, 040049, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-w3jvg3y