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Name 060470
Title Searching for compact central source in the radio supernova remanent MSH 10 53S


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-xxn89sb
Author Dr Emma de Ona Wilhelmi
Description A significant excess of very high energy (VHE) gamma-ray emission is observed by H.E.S.S. inside the shell of SNR G284.3--1.8. This source is found to be point-like or only slightly extended and at a distance of 0.33d from PSR J1016-5857. A 1.8 ks Einstein observation reveal a significant excess compatible with the VHE source. This association suggests that this could be the actual PWN of MSH 10-53. The estimated flux suggests that this object should be easily detectable by XMM-Newton.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2009-08-22T16:41:17Z/2009-08-22T22:33:46Z
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 2010-09-08T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2010-09-08T00:00:00Z, 060470, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-xxn89sb