A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 009861
Title Absorption Spectroscopy of the Big Dipper, 4U1624-49.


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-w67pxhd
Author Dr Albert Brinkman
Description PV- We will perform high resolution spectroscopy of 4U1624-49 with the RGS. This source is known as the .Big Dipper., because it exhibits periodic, deep dips in its orbital lightcurve. The dips are likely due to an increase in absorption, caused by material associated with the accretion disk rim crossing the line of sight to the continuum source. During periods when the direct continuum source is blocked, we may detect narrow line emission originating in a corona-like structure, in analogy with emission from Seyfert II galaxies.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2001-02-11T23:00:42Z/2001-02-12T23:05:18Z
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 2001-03-24T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2001-03-24T00:00:00Z, 009861, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-w67pxhd