|Title||An XMM-Newton Survey of Rich Open Clusters|
|Author||Dr David Pooley|
|Description||We know from observations that globular clusters are efficient catalysts in forming unusual close binary systems and their offspring, and we seek to explore this phenomenon in rich open clusters. We propose a uniform survey of 8 nearby clusters spanning a range of ages and metallicities. The large field of view, high sensitivity, and spatial resolution of XMM are well-matched to such a survey. Similar studies of globulars, undertaken by us, have revealed a link between a cluster.s internal dynamics and its population of X-ray sources. We will examine this link in a regime of stellar density and encounter frequency that is only accessible via the study of open clusters. In addition, UV and U-band photometry will be invaluable to our ongoing studies of open cluster binaries.|
|Publication||No observations found associated with the current proposal|
|Instrument||EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2|
|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.
|Publisher And Registrant||European Space Agency|
|Credit Guidelines||European Space Agency, 2009-11-15T00:00:00Z, 055351, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-rercq3l|