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Name 060488
Title A Major Outburst from AXP 1E 1547-5407
URL

http://nxsa.esac.esa.int/nxsa-sl/servlet/data-action-aio?obsno=0604880101

DOI 10.5270/esa-jabn65u
Author Prof Victoria Kaspi
Description On October 3 (one week before this proposal was due!), AXP 1E 1547-5408 went into outburst, as detected by Swift and Fermi, and subsequently RXTE and CXO. Such AXP outbursts are rare yet are crucial to study as they have the potential to greatly constrain the physics of magnetars, and possibly neutron star structure. Here we propose XMM observations of 1E 1547-5408 as it fades back to quiescence, in order to test models of magnetar post-outburst relaxation. Specifically, we request 2 EPIC observations roughly 6 months apart in Cycle 8, to determine the functional form of the flux decay, as well as the spectral evolution.
Publication On the Extended Emission around the Anomalous X-Ray Pulsar 1E 1547.0-5408 . Olausen, S. A., Kaspi, V. M., et all. . ApJ . 742-4 . 2011 . 2011ApJ...742....4O ,
Chasing the Identification of ASCA Galactic Objects (ChIcAGO): An X-Ray Survey of Unidentified Sources in the Galactic Plane. I. Source Sample and Initial Results . Anderson, Gemma E., Gaensler, B. M., et all. . ApJS . 212-13 . 2014 . 2014ApJS..212...13A ,
Serendipitous UV source catalogues for 10 years of XMM and 5 years of Swift . Yershov, V. N., . Ap&SS . 354-97 . 2014 . 2014Ap&SS.354...97Y ,
The Million Optical - Radio-X-ray Associations (MORX) Catalogue . Flesch, Eric W., . PASA . 33-52 . 2016 . 2016PASA...33...52F ,
Multiwavelength monitoring of a very active dwarf nova AX J1549.8-5416 with an unusually high duty cycle . Zhang, Guobao, Gelfand, Joseph D., et all. . MNRAS . 469-4236 . 2017 . 2017MNRAS.469.4236Z ,
Systematic study of magnetar outbursts . Coti Zelati, Francesco, Rea, Nanda, et all. . MNRAS . 474-961 . 2018 . 2018MNRAS.474..961C ,
The X-ray Emission and Population of Highly Magnetized Neutron Stars . Olausen, Scott A., . PhDT . 0-89 . 2014 . 2014PhDT........89O ,
A systematic study of soft X-ray pulse profiles of magnetars in quiescence . Hu, Chin-Ping, Ng, C.-Y., . MNRAS . 485-4274 . 2019 . 2019MNRAS.485.4274H ,
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Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2010-02-10T04:14:37Z/2010-02-10T16:44:59Z
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 2011-03-10T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2011-03-10T00:00:00Z, 060488, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-jabn65u