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Name 074517
Title XMM-Newton observations of three newly discovered supernova remnants


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-j8ycmnh
Author Mr Tobias Prinz
Description We propose XMM-Newton observations of three newly discovered supernova remnants. With the data we will be able to explore these objects in detail in the X-ray regime. We can measure their spectral characteristics (e.g., temperature, abundance), pinpoint details of their morphology and determine their expansion velocity as well as estimate their age and distance. The proposed targets G64.0--0.1 and G83.2+6.9 show radio shells. The southern target G312.4+4.8 has a match both in the infrared and optical regime. By analyzing the three sources at these wavelengths we were able to identify them as supernova remnants. The requested XMM-Newton data will therefore be of high r^ance to complement the observations, which we performed at other wavelengths.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2014-03-06T07:15:28Z/2014-11-08T04:59:38Z
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 2015-11-26T23:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2015-11-26T23:00:00Z, 074517, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-j8ycmnh