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Name 079066


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-zoo1fa0
Author Prof Albert Kong
Description We propose to observe the ultra-compact gamma-ray millisecond pulsar (MSP) candidate, 2FGL J1653.6-0159 jointly with NuSTAR and XMM. The Fermi source has a candidate X-ray counterpart from Chandra data and its X-ray and gamma-ray properties are consistent with known gamma-ray pulsars. The source is also found to have a 75-min orbital period in optical data and possibly in a Chandra observation. We propose to use NuSTAR and XMM to search for the orbital X-ray modulation. Moreover, the high quality energy spectra will allow us to study the spectral properties and phase resolved spectra to constrain the system geometry. A NuSTAR observation will further constrain the X-ray emission mechanisms and enables a comparison with other well-known systems.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2017-03-09T20:10:04Z/2017-03-10T10:53:24Z
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 2018-03-31T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2018-03-31T22:00:00Z, 079066, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-zoo1fa0