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Name 076097
Title The merging cluster RXCJ0548-2154 with a Radio Relic


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-84fmd59
Author Prof Hans Boehringer
Description The cluster RXCJ0548-2154 (A3365) is a merging system with a pronounced peripheralradio relic. Similar to the prototype system A3667 the relic is almost aligned with the merger axis and the cluster shows a simple head-on merger geometry. This clear morphology and the fact that the cluster has a low redshift of z=0.0928 makes it a very attractive object for the study of the merging process in connection with cosmic ray acceleration. To detect a shock near the relic position, to get a postshock temperature, and to unravel the merger dynamics we propose a deeper XMM-Newton observation of 120 ks.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2016-03-29T05:40:36Z/2016-03-30T18:10:36Z
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 2017-04-12T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2017-04-12T22:00:00Z, 076097, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-84fmd59