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Name 050481
Title High Resolution X-ray Spectroscopy of the Remnant of SN 185


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-vb3vyfx
Author Dr Jacco Vink
Description RCW 86-SN185 is one of the few shell-type remnants with X-ray synchrotron radiation. The remnant has a strong contrast in densities and probably also in shock velocities. In order to characterize both the thermal and non-thermal emission, we propose a large program with several deep pointings, chosen such that high resolution spectroscopy with the RGS is possible. This way temperatures can be measured using single ion spectroscopy, thereby circumventing the confusion caused by the simultenuous presence of thermal and non-thermal continuum. XMM-Newton.s RGS instrument is unique in its capability to obtain the high resolution spectra necessary for our goals, even for source extents of a few arcmin.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2007-07-28T07:45:25Z/2007-08-25T23:34:05Z
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, 050481, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-vb3vyfx