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Name 085078
Title Observations of a candidate neutrinoemitting blazar: TXS 0506+056


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-msxl4f1
Author Dr Konstancja Satalecka
Description Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) hosting super-relativistic jets are among the prime candidates for hadronic accelerators, i.e. the sites where photons, neutrinos and cosmic rays are produced. In September last year, blazar TXS 0506+056, was detected in an enhanced gamma-ray emission state in coincidence with a very high energy (300 TeV) neutrino event from IceCube, IC-170922A. We propose regular MWL monitoring of TXS 0506+056 (50 h). Zenith angles below 35 deg and dark nights are preferable due to soft spectrum and redshift z=0.34 of the source. We plan to ask for simultaneous XMM, NuSTAR and Swift coverage.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2019-09-27T00:28:15Z/2019-09-29T05:47:43Z
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 2020-10-21T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2020-10-21T22:00:00Z, 085078, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-msxl4f1