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Name 001062
Title Probing the ''blobby.. accretion scenario in magnetic cataclysmic variables


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-zmy7pj8
Author Dr Klaus Reinsch
Description We propose to observe a full binary orbit of the eclipsing magnetic cataclysmic variable V1309 Ori with XMM. The soft X-ray flux of this system is highly variable on time scales down to seconds and V1309 Ori is, therefore, an ideal test case to confront the theoretically established concept of blobby accretion with observational data. With XMM we will for the first time receive enough photons to determine the spectral and temporal characteristics of the X-ray emission produced by the penetration of individual accretion blobs into the white dwarf photosphere. In addition, the orbital and eclipse light curves will be used to determine the structure, extent, and location of the accretion
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2001-03-17T23:37:57Z/2001-03-18T08:25:18Z
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 2003-01-06T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2003-01-06T00:00:00Z, 001062, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-zmy7pj8