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Name 067154
Title Coordinated X-ray and Radio observations of the drifting pulsar PSR B0943+10


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-z15qnxb
Author Prof Willem Hermsen
Description PSR B0943+10 is the best studied radio pulsar exhibiting intriguing drifting subpulses and the only one to have been detected in the X-rays and is thus the prime target for studying the relationship between the radio and X-ray emission. We propose observations which will definitely allow us to determine whether the X-ray spectrum is thermal or non-thermal and thus distinguish between vacuum-gap like- and other pulsar emission models. The drifting subpulses in PSR B0943+10 exhibit two modes, one where the drifting is clear and the pulses are strong (B-mode) and one where they are not (Q-mode). Coordinating these XMM-Newton observations with simultaneous radio observations will allow us to select X-rays associated with the two modes and thus determine whether their spectra differ.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2011-11-04T01:15:17Z/2011-12-04T07:19:50Z
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 2012-12-21T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2012-12-21T00:00:00Z, 067154, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-z15qnxb