|Title||Completing a virgul2 deg * 3 deg scan of the Galactic centre lobe|
|Author||Dr Gabriele Ponti|
|Description||We were recently awarded an XMM large program to scan the Galactic centre (GC) to verify whether the Galactic center lobe (GCL) is filled with warm, X-ray emitting plasma. We request to re-observe one 25 ks observation of that scan that was affected by high background. Moreover, we ask 4 * 25 ks new observations to complete (by combining the XMM with the Chandra data) a full scan of the central 2deg * 2.8deg of the Milky Way, centred on the GCL. This will allow us to determine the average GC soft X-ray emission (at b virgul 0.3-1 deg) in regions not affected by the central outflow. This sensitive X-ray map will also be valuable for comparison with multi-wavelength data.|
|Publication||No observations found associated with the current proposal|
|Instrument||EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2|
|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.
|Publisher And Registrant||European Space Agency|
|Credit Guidelines||European Space Agency, 2020-05-06T22:00:00Z, 082493, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-zfpn77g|