SUMMARY OF PROPOSAL 82062
MD USA 20771
Tel: 301-286-3632 Fax: 301-286-1684
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Subject: SUPERNOVA REMNANTS AND GALACTIC DIFFUSE EMISSION
HARD SPECTRAL COMPONENTS IN LMC SUPERNOVA REMNANTS
ABSTRACTWe propose deep follow-up observations of two LMC remnants, N23 and DEM 71, in order to complete a program to characterize their hard spectral emission and measure or set limits on their nonthermal X-ray luminosities. Existing observations are too brief (30 ks) to achieve these goals. The presence of a nonthermal spectral component could be the signature of acceleration of electrons within the shock to highly relativistic energy, and hence the creation of cosmic rays.
|TARGET NAME||PRI||RA||DEC||TIME||TC||OFF||GIS||SIS CNT||OBS|
|1)N23|| B|| 76.4767||-68.0319|| 200 ks||N||N||P||0.40000||1|
|2)DEM 71|| B|| 76.4375||-67.8833|| 200 ks||N||N||P||0.50000||1|
TARGET 1WE CAN CARRY OUT OUR MINIMUM SCIENTIFIC GOALS WITH A 120 KS OBSERVATION.
TARGET 2WE CAN CARRY OUT OUR MINIMUM SCIENTIFIC GOALS WITH A 120 KS OBSERVATION.