|Title||A Deep Observation of the High-B Pulsar J0726-2612|
|Author||Prof David Kaplan|
|Description||The 7 Isolated Neutron Stars (INSs) intrigue because their thermal emission gives a view of neutron star surfaces and because of their large inferred population, although progress has slowed. The radio pulsar J0726-2612 appears very similar to the INSs in our short Chandra observation, suggesting that it is a progenitor to the INSs and can help understand that population. To take full advantage of this source we have proposed for radio astrometry and timing that will determine its kinematic age, distance, phase stability, and orientation. Here we request 100 ks of XMM observations to obtain a deep spectrum. This will allow accurate determination of its angular diameter, search for an X-ray absorption feature, and permit phase-resolved spectroscopy to map the surface.|
|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, 2014-04-18T00:00:00Z, 069255, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-783ufrh|