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Name 050592
Title Imaging the Environment of the Newly Discovered Young Pulsar J1856+0245


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-7i2hwm4
Author Dr Jason Hessels
Description PSR J1856+0245 is a young, energetic pulsar recently discovered by our group in the Arecibo PALFA radio-pulsar survey. It is a new addition to the small sample of Vela-like pulsars, which often have observable X-ray pulsar wind nebulae. Indeed, archival ASCA data contain the extended source AX J1856+0245, which is coincident with the radio pulsar position and is thus an excellent pulsar wind nebula candidate. We propose to image this X-ray source with XMM-Newton, in order to determine its nature and relation to PSR J1856+0245.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2008-03-27T18:57:32Z/2008-03-28T10:18:55Z
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 2009-04-15T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2009-04-15T00:00:00Z, 050592, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-7i2hwm4