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Name 000862
Title The Bursting, Dipping, Eclipsing, X-ray Transient MXB 1659-298


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-8bc6pgg
Author Dr Arvind Parmar
Description The eclipsing, dipping, bursting X-ray transient MXB1659-298 is currently undergoing an outburst, the first detected in 21 years. If this outburst continues into AO1, or if the source undergoes another outburst during AO1 then we propose a single .TOO-like. observation of this object. This would be the first X-ray observation with instruments other than proportional counters and will yield a wealth of information about the eclipses, the accretion disk corona and the dipping activity. An unconstrained observation, slightly longer than two 7.1 hr orbital periods is requested to ensure that two complete eclipses are observed.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2000-03-22T00:04:27Z/2001-02-20T16:52:39Z
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 2004-06-05T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2004-06-05T00:00:00Z, 000862, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-8bc6pgg