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Name 072113
Title Searching for the first "radio-quiet.. gamma-ray emitting millisecond pulsar


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-a3i0oly
Author Prof Albert Kong
Description We propose to observe a gamma-ray millisecond pulsar (MSP) candidate, 2FGL J2339.6-0532, to search for the first ..radio-quiet. gamma-ray emitting MSP in a binary. The Fermi source has a candidate X-ray counterpart from Chandra data and its X-ray and gamma-ray properties are consistent with known gamma-ray pulsars. The source is also found to have a 4.53-hr orbital period in X-ray and optical data. We propose to use the timing mode of XMM-Newton to search for millisecond pulsation. Moreover, the high quality energy spectra will allow us to study the spectral properties and phase resolved spectra to constrain the system geometry.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2013-12-14T23:14:26Z/2013-12-15T17:01:05Z
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 2015-01-14T23:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2015-01-14T23:00:00Z, 072113, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-a3i0oly