|Title||Detection of X-ray binary pulsars in the SMC|
|Author||Dr Wolfgang Pietsch|
|Description||The high throughput of XMM, the good time resolution over the full field of view and the extended energy range of the EPIC pn detector are idealy suited for pulsar searches of the faint candidates in the Magellanic Clouds. We propose to search for new pulsars using long continuous observations of SMC fields containing several binary candidates selected from our ROSAT catalogues. We will investigate the energy dependence of pulse profiles and characterize pulsars by their spectrum. We will optically identify pulsars using OM data and follow up observations. The observations will help to further investigate the difference in the populations of LMC and SMC X-ray binary pulsars.|
|Publication||No observations found associated with the current proposal|
|Instrument||EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2|
|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.
|Publisher And Registrant||European Space Agency|
|Credit Guidelines||European Space Agency, 2003-06-25T00:00:00Z, 008420, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-o847qz8|