|Title||First detailed metallicity map of a merging galaxy cluster: Abell 2319|
|Author||Prof Sabine Schindler|
|Description||We propose to observe the bright nearby merging cluster Abell 2319 which exhibits an extended and powerful radio halo with an irregular morphology well correlated with a strong asymmetry in its X-ray brightness. With the requested observation we aim to: 1) derive the metallicity map in order to study the metal distributions of a merging cluster up to the outer region; 2) compare this metallicity map with those obtained from our simulations; 3) study the correlations between X-ray, radio and optical properties and investigate the nature of the extended radio emission; 4) measure the relative abundance of iron with respect to elements in order to constrain the relative fraction of Type II and Type Ia SNe.|
|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, 2010-12-18T00:00:00Z, 060004, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-5b6wrg3|