A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 067108
Title X-ray Spectrometry of SN1987A


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-1y4zzj3
Author Dr Frank Haberl
Description Since Jan. 2007, our yearly XMM-Newton monitoring of SN 1987A yields EPIC and RGS spectra of unprecedented quality. The fluxes and broadening of the numerous emission lines provide information on the evolution of the X-ray emitting plas- ma and its dynamics. The soft X-ray light curve shows a significant flattening after 2006. To further monitor the turn-over we propose to continue our XMM-Newton monitoring. This will allow us to further study the time evolution of the shock conditions and abundance profiles. At high energies EPIC-pn can help to clarify the extremely low observed Fe abundance by following the evolution of the detected Fe-K line. Is most of the Fe swallowed by the central compact object or is the emission from the inner sections of the progenitor star still absorbed?
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2011-12-02T07:40:19Z/2011-12-03T06:35:32Z
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 2012-12-20T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2012-12-20T00:00:00Z, 067108, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-1y4zzj3