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Name 072225
Title Revealing pulsars hidden in the 2nd Fermi Catalogue


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ga1updd
Author Prof Oleg Kargaltsev
Description We propose a mini-survey of unclassified Fermi sources from the 2FGL catalog. Using an intelligent parameter selection, we have identified a sub-sample that is likely to be dominated by pulsars. We aim to identify 8 new gamma-ray pulsars via their X-ray counterparts and expand the population of pulsars detected in both gamma-rays and X-rays. The existing limited data hint at an intriguing change in the slope of the L(Edot) dependence at Edot=10^35-10^36 erg-s, both in X-rays and gamma-rays. By identifying more pulsars in both gamma- and X-rays, especially at lower Edot, we will be able to confirm the existence of those breaks and investigate their origin. We will also identify new X-ray bright pulsars suitable for detailed study using the prudent snap-shot approach.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2013-09-18T20:39:15Z/2013-10-17T23:34:52Z
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 2014-10-30T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2014-10-30T00:00:00Z, 072225, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ga1updd