A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 050332
Title ChIcAGO: Chasing the Identification of ASCA Galactic Objects


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-17igcuv
Author Prof Bryan Gaensler
Description Galactic X-ray sources correspond to a variety of exotic populations. Most sources with X-ray fluxes above 1e-11 erg-cm^2-s are well-known objects, while below 1e-13 erg-cm^2-s, AGN, CVs and active stars dominate. However, many low-latitude sources lie between these two regimes, corresponding to young and relatively rare populations such as supernova remnants, pulsar wind nebulae, and star clusters. As part of an effort to identify all the X-ray sources in the ASCA Galactic Plane Survey, we here propose XMM observations of six unidentified, extended, ASCA sources. Combined with our on-going Chandra observations of unresolved ASCA sources, this work will complete the demography of Galactic X-ray sources, from Sco X-1 down to the faintest sources known.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2007-07-30T07:24:42Z/2007-09-18T05:27:53Z
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 2008-10-26T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2008-10-26T00:00:00Z, 050332, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-17igcuv