GCN Circular 8152
N. Rea (U. Amsterdam), G.L. Israel, S. Mereghetti, A. Tiengo, P. Esposito (INAF), D. Gotz (CEA-Saclay) on behalf of a larger collaboration We have triggered a ToO monitoring observation of SGR 0501+4516 with XMM-Newton. The planned observing windows are: Start(UT) Duration [s] 2008-08-29 06:48 26000 2008-08-31 09:45 22000 2008-09-02 09:45 22000 2008-09-06 13:20 27500 Simultaneous observations at all wavelengths are encouraged. We are grateful to the XMM-Newton planning team for the efficiency in scheduling these observations, and to Norbert Schartel for approving our trigger.