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


DOI https://doi.org/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 No observations found associated with the current proposal
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