|Title||The Lambda Orionis Star Forming Region: a Test for the Universality of the IMF|
|Author||Dr David Barrado y Navascues|
|Description||We propose observations with XMM-EPIC-MOS in five distinct sibling associations belonging to the Lambda Orionis Star Forming Region (2--5 Myr, 340 pc). We have already optical, near-IR, and Spitzer photometry, and spectroscopy for objects down to 0.015 M(sun). The goals are: i) Assess the membership of our candidates and detect new members. ii) Derive accurate IMFs for each association, checking the universality of the IMF. iii) Study the properties and evolution of the X-ray Luminosity Functions.|
|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, 2008-04-14T00:00:00Z, 040521, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-yj3dgfz|