A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 003054
Title Study of the new superluminal source XTE J1748-288 in quiescence


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-2wizs3i
Author Dr Marco Feroci
Description XTEJ1748-288 is a new member of the still small class (only 3 objects) of the galactic sources that show apparent superluminal motion. Very little information is available yet on this source. We therefore ask for an XMM Open Time 30 ks observation of XTEJ1748-288 in its quiescent state. The goal is the study of the spectral characteristics of the source in its (normal) state of very low flux, in which only a large area experiment like EPIC can provide a high significant detection of the spectral characteristics and features. In particular, the high spatial resolution of EPIC will mostly eliminate the problems due to contamination by nearby sources, therefore allowing for a detailed study of the profile of the Fe line expected in this source.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2002-09-09T09:43:51Z/2002-09-09T19:10:14Z
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 2003-10-03T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2003-10-03T00:00:00Z, 003054, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-2wizs3i