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Name 076406
Title New Candidates for Supernova Remnants in the Large Magellanic Cloud


DOI 10.5270/esa-1eq40pn
Author Dr Patrick Kavanagh
Description We propose observations of four candidates for X-ray supernova remnants (SNRs) in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), which were detected by ROSAT and classified as SNR candidates based on their X-ray, radio and optical properties. Seven sources have already been observed (AO9, AO12, and AO13, Prop. IDs 65188, 72044, 74180; AO11, VLP-LMC survey) and confirm the reliability of our candidate selection. The high sensitivity of XMM-Newton will allow us to detect SNRs that are X-ray faint due to their age or ambient medium, and complete the sample of known SNRs to lower fluxes. We will be able to perform statistical studies by, e.g., constructing a more complete X-ray luminosity function of SNRs in the LMC and will obtain information about typical abundances, densities, and supernova energies.
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The nature of 50 Palermo Swift-BAT hard X-ray objects through optical spectroscopy . Rojas, A. F., Masetti, N., et all. . A&A . 602-124 . 2017 . 2017A&A...602A.124R ,
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X-Ray Luminosity and Size Relationship of Supernova Remnants in the LMC . Ou, Po-Sheng, Chu, You-Hua, et all. . ApJ . 863-137 . 2018 . 2018ApJ...863..137O ,
New optically identified supernova remnants in the Large Magellanic Cloud . Yew, Miranda, Filipoviu0107, Miroslav D., et all. . MNRAS . 500-2336 . 2021 . 2021MNRAS.500.2336Y ,
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2015-06-20T11:52:27Z/2015-08-19T14:53:22Z
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 2016-09-14T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2016-09-14T22:00:00Z, 076406, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-1eq40pn