A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 050643
Title Long term monitoring of the Soft Gamma Repeater SGR 1900+14


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-gb1vzho
Author Dr Paolo Esposito
Description XMM-Newton observed SGR 1900+14 in September 2005, after almost three years during which no bursts were detected from this SGR. The flux was a factor 2 dimmer than the typical value, but the long term fading of the persistent emission has been interrupted by the recent burst reactivation of the source, as showed by a XMM-Newton TOO carried out in April 2006. We propose to perform a 50 ks observation to constrain changes in the spectrum, pulsed fraction and light curve profile, which are expected in a scenario in which the effects of a twisted magnetosphere are considered, and to establish whether the flux has reached the unexpected low level suggested by recent Swift ..snapshot. observations.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2008-04-08T11:52:08Z/2008-04-09T03:01:44Z
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 2009-06-05T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2009-06-05T00:00:00Z, 050643, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-gb1vzho