A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 084004
Title The Messier Catalogue
URL

https://nxsa.esac.esa.int/nxsa-sl/servlet/data-action-aio?obsno=0840040301

DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-[xxxxxxx]
Author Dr Norbert Schartel
Description The Messier catalogue is one of the most famous lists of astronomical objects. By creation, the Messier catalogue contains the brightest and nearest objects of each objects class in the Northern Sky. Therefore, every extended Messier object is of huge archival value for detailed multi-wavelength studies and most suited to be observed with XMM-Newton. We propose the observation of the missing (visible) objects of the Messier catalogue with an exposure time of 20 ks to establish a legacy data set within the fulfil program of XMM-Newton.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2020-04-03T11:27:52Z/2020-04-03T18:24:32Z
Version 18.02_20200221_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 2021-04-30T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2021-04-30T00:00:00Z, 084004, 18.02_20200221_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-[xxxxxxx]