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Name 074252
Title Expanding the X-Ray Sample of Radio Pulsars With Accurate Parallax Distances


DOI 10.5270/esa-um8c70j
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 The Million Optical - Radio-X-ray Associations (MORX) Catalogue . Flesch, Eric W., . PASA . 33-52 . 2016 . 2016PASA...33...52F ,
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2014-09-12T11:56:07Z/2014-09-27T08:29:04Z
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 2015-10-20T22:00:00Z
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