A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 074116
Title The Dynamics of the Northern Part of the Virgo Cluster


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-kftq326
Author Prof Hans Boehringer
Description Several regions of the Virgo cluster have been studied with XMM-Newton providing spectacular results. One of the most interesting regions, the interaction zone between the infalling M86 galaxy group and the matter in the giant X-ray halo of M87 has so far been spared. We have interesting optical data on the stellar dynamics showing a clear edge of M87 and a transition to the cluster environment. We also find evidence for gas compression in the interaction zone in shallow ROSAT observations. Therefore we proposed in AO12 to study the X-ray emission region between M86 and M87 with 3 deep XMM-Newton pointings which were approved in category C. The observations have not been performed or scheduled yet. Therefore we repropose them for AO13 if not performed by the end of AO12.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2014-06-12T04:46:33Z/2015-01-06T14:22:05Z
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 2016-01-27T23:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2016-01-27T23:00:00Z, 074116, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-kftq326