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Name 050300
Title The X-ray source populations of different stellar generations in the SMC


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-cp0elgb
Author Dr Andreas Zezas
Description We propose XMM-Newton observations of 3 fields of the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) with stellar populations virgul100-500 Myr old. These observations were part of an AO4 program to study the X-ray Binaries (XRBs) of 10 to 500 Myr old stellar populations down to Lxvirgul2.5e33 erg-s. Two young fields were successfully observed, while the proposed (older) fields were affected by radiation or not observed. Based on X-ray spectra and timing analysis we will identify X-ray binary pulsars down to spin periods less than 10s. With these results we will study the connection between stellar and XRB populations and complement Chandra and XMM-Newton observations of the SMC and other galaxies where faint XRBs cannot be observed.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2007-10-28T05:49:16Z/2008-03-17T00:04:49Z
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 2009-04-03T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2009-04-03T00:00:00Z, 050300, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-cp0elgb