A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 050436
Title Large Scale ICM Properties of the Centaurus Cluster


DOI 10.5270/esa-civktr1
Author Dr Renato Dupke
Description Nearby galaxy clusters present a unique opportunity to study the spatial variation of the physical properties of the ICM and they also provide templates to test the biases introduced by simplifications used in the analysis of more distant clusters. Centaurus stands out as the optimal choice for such analysis in its category, due to its brightness &- proximity. We propose 4 short pointings that, together with the central archived ones, will allow us to map SN Type enrichment, gas bulk velocities, and other ICM physical parameters up to ~0.35 of its virial radius. This analysis will address several current issues, such as the excess SN Ia pollution in the outer cluster regions and the current interaction with the incoming group Cen 45.
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Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2007-07-27T04:27:12Z/2007-12-27T15:12:08Z
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 2009-02-07T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2009-02-07T00:00:00Z, 050436, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-civktr1