|Title||Portrait of a Giant HII Bubble: Star Formation Processes in the Cepheus Loop|
|Author||Dr Konstantin Getman|
|Description||We propose to study star formation associated with giant, asymmetric HII bubbles via three observations of the nearby bubble Cepheus Loop. An ACIS-I GO pointing (50ks) will characterize the rich and compact principal ionizing cluster Be59. XMM EPIC-pn pointings (2x30ks) will search for low-mass members of a suspected older generation of stars that could have both carved the Cepheus Loop and induced the formation of Be59, testing an important model for the morphology and evolution of asymmetric bubbles.|
|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, 2014-01-19T00:00:00Z, 070099, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-uptk6tp|