A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 050455
Title Multiwavelength observations of the 2007 PSR B1259-63 periastron passage.


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-jx91z44
Author Dr Maria Chernyakova
Description PSR B1259-63 is a unique binary system with a radio pulsar from which unpulsed X-ray, Gamma-ray, and radio emission was observed. The pulsar is in a highly eccentric 3.4 year orbit around a Be star. Collision of the pulsar wind with the wind of Be star plays a crucial role in generation of the observed emission. The goal of this proposal is to investigate simultaneous radio-X-ray-TeV spectral evolution of the system as the pulsar passes through the Be star disk, and with the help of the received data to reconstruct the physical processes governing the system.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2007-07-08T12:01:21Z/2007-08-17T11:48:44Z
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 2008-09-30T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2008-09-30T00:00:00Z, 050455, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-jx91z44