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Name 050414
Title XMM Observations of the Double Relic Cluster A3376


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-hiyr7yr
Author Dr Melanie Johnston-Hollitt
Description We propose to perform a detailed investigation of the double relic cluster A3376. We will combine the proposed XMM data with our existing extensive multi-wavelength dataset (0.8, 1.4 & 2.4 GHz radio and 2dF spectra of 380 cluster members) to assess the dynamical state of A3376 and create a detailed dynamical model. This combined sample will provide an unprecedented dataset with which we can give important constraints on the orientation axis within the cluster and, more generally test relic acceleration models. In particular, we will create temperature, pressure and entropy maps for the entire cluster and extract spectra from the shocked regions. These data will be compared to existing data for A3667 to determine similarities and to investigate the subclass of double relic clusters.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2007-08-24T01:06:15Z/2007-08-24T17:02:08Z
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 2008-10-01T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2008-10-01T00:00:00Z, 050414, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-hiyr7yr