|Title||XMM-Newton observation of the new SGR 0501+4516 in its return to in quiescence|
|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|
|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, 2010-09-12T00:00:00Z, 060422, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-s7spyp8|