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Name 072494
Title Completing the X-ray legacy image of the supernova remnant RCW 86


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-wl2rxpl
Author Mr Sjors Broersen
Description We propose to observe the southeastern and northwestern part of RCW 86, thus completing the XMM-Newton legacy map of the remnant of SN 185. The SE region, our prime target, shows, among others, the onset of arcs of both thermal and synchrotron emission that we want to study in detail. This is needed to determine the morphology and the total X-ray synchrotron flux of RCW 86, which, combined with HESS and Fermi observations, is important to reveal the nature of the accelerated particles in this remnant. The thermal emission will be used to determine the plasma conditions and abundances, which are needed to shed light on the nature of the progenitor (core-collapse or Type Ia?) and the history of the interaction of the remnant with the circumstellar medium.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2014-01-27T18:48:07Z/2014-01-29T00:03:07Z
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 2015-02-27T23:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2015-02-27T23:00:00Z, 072494, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-wl2rxpl