A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 060004
Title First detailed metallicity map of a merging galaxy cluster: Abell 2319


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-5b6wrg3
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
Temporal Coverage 2009-11-29T20:20:06Z/2009-11-30T12:32:03Z
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 2010-12-18T00:00:00Z
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