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Name 082493
Title Completing a virgul2 deg * 3 deg scan of the Galactic centre lobe


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-zfpn77g
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
Temporal Coverage 2019-03-25T11:04:05Z/2019-04-05T14:36:12Z
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 2020-05-06T22:00:00Z
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