|Title||Expanding the X-Ray Sample of Radio Pulsars With Accurate Parallax Distances|
|Author||Dr Mallory Roberts|
|Description||Systematic studies of the X-ray properties of pulsars are hampered by the uncertainty in their distances, with various commonly invoked distance indicators leading to estimates that can differ by a factor of 2 or more. We wish to explore the effectiveness of X-ray based distance estimates with a systematic study of pulsars which have well determined parallax distance determinations. We request exploratory XMM-Newton observations of 9 pulsars with modest spin-down powers and good radio parallax measurements in order to expand the number of systems usable for such studies.|
|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, 2015-10-20T22:00:00Z, 074252, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-um8c70j|