|Title||XMM-Newton Observations of Unidentified High Latitude Fermi Sources|
|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|
|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, 2011-05-15T00:00:00Z, 060547, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-zceyabc|