A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 040357
Title Phase-resolved Spectroscopy of the Thermally-emitting PSR J1740+1000


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-famrqc0
Author Dr George Pavlov
Description Our analysis of a short Chandra ACIS observation of PSR J1740+1000 has shown that it is a bright X-ray source with the spectrum dominated by thermal emission. The spectrum fits best with a two-component blackbody model although the presence of an additional power-law component is not excluded by the current data. Pulsations at the radio period of 154 ms are detected at a 3-sigma level. We propose an observation of this middle-aged (100 kyr) pulsar with EPIC to accurately measure its spectrum and pulse profile and perform phase-resolved spectroscopy and energy-resolved timing. This would unambiguously establish the nature and orgins of the pulsar.s spectral components and add to our understanding of the neutron star properties and evolution.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2006-09-28T00:45:51Z/2006-09-30T08:20:33Z
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 2007-11-10T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2007-11-10T00:00:00Z, 040357, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-famrqc0