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Name 050212
Title The ISM in NGC 4261


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-at96lo1
Author Dr Ginevra Trinchieri
Description We propose to investigate the spatial and spectral properties of the hot ISM in the nearby early-type galaxy NGC 4261. The galaxy is known to have a very peculiar asymmetric distribution of X-ray sources and of globular clusters, an active nuclear radio source with unique two-sided radio jet and an extended and morphologically disturbed ISM. We will obtain a firm determination of the properties of the fine structure of the hot gas and investigate its relation with both the X-ray binary and globular cluster populations and with the AGN activity.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2007-12-16T19:59:52Z/2007-12-18T09:11:49Z
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 2009-01-30T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2009-01-30T00:00:00Z, 050212, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-at96lo1