A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 060554
Title The X-ray coolest gas in cool core clusters: AWM7 and Zw3146


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-7esanlc
Author Dr Jeremy Sanders
Description We propose to continue our programme of deep RGS observations by observing one of the X-ray brightest galaxy clusters AWM7, and the highly-luminous, high star formation rate cluster Zw3146. We will limit or measure the mass deposition rates in AWM7 and Zw3146 with high accuracy to a value close to the star formation rate. These objects will be added to an existing successful programme, spanning a large range in temperature and mass, to make definitive statements about the range of temperature in clusters and the level of cooling. These observations will exploit the unique capability of the RGS, and build on one of XMM.s major discoveries.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2009-05-08T14:42:45Z/2009-12-15T07:44:45Z
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 2011-01-07T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2011-01-07T00:00:00Z, 060554, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-7esanlc