A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 065022
Title Measuring the Magnetic Field of the CCO Pulsar in Puppis A


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-yreicsy
Author Prof Jules Halpern
Description Having discovered the pulsar in Puppis A and ruled out a magnetar, we will determine if it is a weakly magnetized neutron star like the other CCO pulsars by obtaining a phase-coherent timing solution, the only practical way of measuring its spin-down rate. Our sensitivity to P-dot will correspond to a surface dipole B-field as small as 3.e10 G, comparable to to our measured value for the CCO pulsar PSR J1852+0040 in Kes 79. New spectra will also allow us to further localize its apparent 0.8 keV emission line in rotation phase, and to model the emission and viewing geometry of this unique system. This will provide important support for the "anti-magnetar" model of CCOs, while exploring possible reasons for their unexplained surface hot spots.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2010-05-02T18:38:01Z/2011-04-13T04:51:35Z
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 2012-05-06T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2012-05-06T00:00:00Z, 065022, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-yreicsy