|Title||Star Formation in the interacting galaxy pair NGC 1512 - NGC 1510|
|Author||Dr Lorenzo Ducci|
|Description||We propose to observe the pair of galaxies NGC 1512-1510 for a total exposure time of 60 ks. The observation of NGC 1512-1510 will allow us to gain information on X-ray Binaries (XRBs) born in the outer arms of NGC 1512, an environment with atypical densities and chemical abundances, that is likely to affect the evolution of XRBs. This observation is also r^ant to the improvement of our knowledge on the properties of rejuvenated elliptical galaxies, such as NGC 1510, in which we expect to observe a population of young XRBs formed after the recent accretion of material from NGC 1512, superimposed on an older population of Low-Mass X-ray Binaries (LMXBs).|
|Publication||No observations found associated with the current proposal|
|Instrument||EPN, RGS1, OM, RGS2, EMOS1, EMOS2|
|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, 2013-07-12T00:00:00Z, 069316, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-8bnswvb|