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Name 069283
Title Search for X-ray counterparts of radio-quiet MSPs in Fermi LAT sources


DOI 10.5270/esa-7fjrcuj
Author Dr Pablo Saz Parkinson
Description The Large Area Telescope (LAT) on Fermi has detected ~100 gamma-ray pulsars and revolutionized our understanding of these objects and their high-energy emission. One important open question is whether there are any radio-quiet gamma-ray MSPs. The answer has profound implications for our understanding of the geometry and emission mechanisms of pulsars. Blind searches for gamma-ray MSPs are hampered by the large uncertainties in LAT positions. We propose to use XMM to identify plausible X-ray counterparts of 4 bright high-Galactic-latitude LAT sources which are plausible radio-quiet MSP. This will enable sensitive blind searches for pulsations in LAT data. We will determine the X-ray position, flux, and spectral properties in the 0.3-10 keV energy band for any X-ray sources detected.
Publication Serendipitous UV source catalogues for 10 years of XMM and 5 years of Swift . Yershov, V. N., . Ap&SS . 354-97 . 2014 . 2014Ap&SS.354...97Y ,
X-ray observations and the search for Fermi-LAT gamma-ray pulsars . Saz Parkinson, P. M., Belfiore, A., et all. . AN . 335-291 . 2014 . 2014AN....335..291S ,
On the origin of two unidentified radio-X-ray sources discovered with XMM-Newton . Garcia, Federico, Combi, Jorge A., et all. . A&A . 584-65 . 2015 . 2015A&A...584A..65G ,
Searches for Millisecond Pulsar Candidates among the Unidentified Fermi Objects . Hui, C. Y., Park, S. M., et all. . ApJ . 809-68 . 2015 . 2015ApJ...809...68H ,
Classification and Ranking of Fermi LAT Gamma-ray Sources from the 3FGL Catalog using Machine Learning Techniques . Saz Parkinson, P. M., Xu, H., et all. . ApJ . 820-8 . 2016 . 2016ApJ...820....8S ,
The Million Optical - Radio-X-ray Associations (MORX) Catalogue . Flesch, Eric W., . PASA . 33-52 . 2016 . 2016PASA...33...52F ,
A multiwavelength investigation of candidate millisecond pulsars in unassociated gamma-ray sources . Salvetti, D., Mignani, R. P., et all. . MNRAS . 470-466 . 2017 . 2017MNRAS.470..466S ,
Identification of candidate millisecond pulsars from Fermi LAT observations II . Dai, Xue-Jie, Wang, Zhong-Xiang, et all. . RAA . 17-72 . 2017 . 2017RAA....17...72D ...,
Astrofisica de altas energias de objetos compactos . Combi, J. A., . BAAA . 57-209 . 2015 . 2015BAAA...57..209C ,
Einstein@Home discovers a radio-quiet gamma-ray millisecond pulsar . Clark, Colin J., Pletsch, Holger J., et all. . SciA . 4-7228 . 2018 . 2018SciA....4.7228C ,
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2012-06-16T12:17:48Z/2012-08-21T10:25:14Z
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 2013-09-06T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2013-09-06T00:00:00Z, 069283, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-7fjrcuj