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Name 060422
Title XMM-Newton observation of the new SGR 0501+4516 in its return to in quiescence


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-s7spyp8
Author Dr Nanda Rea
Description We ask for a 50ks XMM-Newton observation of the newly discovered Soft Gamma Repeater SGR 0501+4516, aimed at a deep study of the source in its return to quiescence state. The transient X-ray behaviour of SGR0501+4516 was caught from the beginning of the outburst by our AO7 XMM-Newton ToO monitoring program, allowing us to study in unprecedented detail the timing and spectral evolution of the outburst decay of a SGR. We now request a further pointing in order to complete the study of the evolution of the source to characterize its quiescent state, and single out permanent spectral-timing changes induced by the outburst.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2009-08-30T14:39:39Z/2009-08-31T05:49:16Z
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 2010-09-12T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2010-09-12T00:00:00Z, 060422, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-s7spyp8