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Name 050494
Title Monitoring Observations of the Galactic Center Region


DOI 10.5270/esa-xmjaldh
Author Dr Rudy Wijnands
Description We propose to continue our monitoring campaign using XMM-Newton and Chandra of the inner 1.2 square degree region centered on the Galactic Center. We will be able to detect transients in this region with a peak luminosity of 1E33-1E35 ergs-s, 10 to 1000 times more sensitive than what is possible with other satellites (i.e., RXTE and INTEGRAL). This allows us to observe a very poorly studied group of transients and to follow the luminosity behavior of faint (~1E36 ergs-s) persistent sources.
Publication The XMM Cluster Survey: optical analysis methodology and the first data release . Mehrtens, Nicola, Romer, A. Kathy, et all. . MNRAS . 423-1024 . 2012 . 2012MNRAS.423.1024M ,
Bursting behavior of the Galactic center faint X-ray transient GRS 1741.9-2853 . Trap, G., Falanga, M., et all. . A&A . 504-501 . 2009 . 2009A&A...504..501T ,
An All-Sky Atlas of Radio-X-ray Associations . Flesch, E., . PASA . 27-283 . 2010 . 2010PASA...27..283F ,
The XMM Cluster Survey: X-ray analysis methodology . Lloyd-Davies, E. J., Romer, A. Kathy, et all. . MNRAS . 418-14 . 2011 . 2011MNRAS.418...14L ,
Exospheric solar wind charge exchange as seen by XMM-Newton . Carter, J. A., Semba, S., . AN . 333-313 . 2012 . 2012AN....333..313C ,
Classification of X-Ray Sources in the XMM-Newton Serendipitous Source Catalog . Lin, Dacheng, Webb, Natalie A., . ApJ . 756-27 . 2012 . 2012ApJ...756...27L ,
A four-year XMM-Newton-Chandra monitoring campaign of the Galactic centre: analysing the X-ray transients . Degenaar, N., Wijnands, R., et all. . A&A . 545-49 . 2012 . 2012A&A...545A..49D ,
Nonthermal X-rays from low-energy cosmic rays: application to the 6.4 keV line emission from the Arches cluster region . Tatischeff, V., Decourchelle, A., . A&A . 546-88 . 2012 . 2012A&A...546A..88T ,
Hot stars observed by XMM-Newton. I....
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2007-09-06T07:32:33Z/2007-09-06T23:55:27Z
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 2008-11-14T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2008-11-14T00:00:00Z, 050494, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-xmjaldh