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Name 060547
Title XMM-Newton Observations of Unidentified High Latitude Fermi Sources


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-zceyabc
Author Dr Michael Wolff
Description We propose to observe with XMM-Newton a selected set of 7 Fermi-LAT observed high galactic latitude gamma-ray sources that as yet have no identified counterparts in any other energy range. These sources have been detected by the Fermi-LAT with high confidence and are either active galactic nuclei, galactic pulsars, or an as-yet unidentified new class of gamma-ray sources. The proposed observations are for 20 ks per source covering the Fermi-LAT source error region. We will determine the X-ray flux for any sources detected by XMM-Newton within the Fermi-LAT region, and characterize the source spectra and temporal properties in the 0.2-10 keV energy band for these sources. A parallel proposal has been submitted to the VLA to map the same Fermi-LAT source regions.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2009-07-15T08:05:59Z/2010-04-21T19:21:29Z
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 2011-05-15T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2011-05-15T00:00:00Z, 060547, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-zceyabc