|Title||Searching for the first "radio-quiet.. gamma-ray emitting millisecond pulsar|
|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|
|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, 2015-01-14T23:00:00Z, 072113, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-a3i0oly|