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Name 069500
Title Characterizing New X-ray Sources in the Swift Galactic Plane Survey


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-bo09dtk
Author Dr Mark Reynolds
Description The Swift Galactic Plane Survey is a simultaneous X-ray -- UV survey, tiling the Galactic plane from -60 leq l leq 60 to -1 leq b leq 1 through a series of shallow 500s exposures, that will obtain complete coverage in the 0.3 -- 10 keV band in addition to simultaneous imaging at UV wavelengths (virgul 2200AA). Here, we propose to observe a sample of 10 newly discovered X-ray sources. None of the proposed fields have previously been observed by either Chandra or XMM-Newton. The order of magnitude improvement in sensitivity provided by the proposed observations will allow us to characterize these new sources based on their observed X-ray spectral properties.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2012-06-30T05:50:57Z/2012-08-29T01:34:21Z
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 2013-09-12T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2013-09-12T00:00:00Z, 069500, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-bo09dtk