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Name 008411
Title X-ray Spectroscopy of the 11 Minute LMXB 4U1820-30


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-1r2p6up
Author European Space Agency
Description The globular cluster LMXB 4U1820-30 consists of a neutron star and a He
degenerate dwarf in an 11 minute binary. Based on existing Einstein OGS & SSS
spectra, ASCA spectra, and an evolutionary model of 4U1820, we argue that the
X-ray spectrum of this famous binary is the superposition of a strong continuum
and the emission lines and recombination continua of a photoionized plasma
which is strongly enhanced in light elements. XMM spectroscopy of 4U1820 will
constrain the relative abundances of this plasma and thereby strongly constrain
the evolutionary history the binary. The strengths and widths of the lines and
recombination continua will constrain the plasma emission measure distribution,
electron temperature, optical depth, density, and radius of formation within
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2001-10-09T09:12:01Z/2001-10-09T20:12:21Z
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 2002-12-06T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2002, X-Ray Spectroscopy Of The 11 Minute Lmxb 4U1820-30, 17.56_20190403_1200, European Space Agency, https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-1r2p6up