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Name 010546
Title New ROSAT discovered Intermediate Polars in the Galactic Plane TS_30


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-vd8c7y9
Author Dr Bernd Aschenbach
Description GT-XMM observations of newly discovered intermediate polars (IPs) are proposed. Broad band pulse phase resolved spectroscopy will allow to investigate the different emission components observed in the X-ray spectra of IPs. The large collecting area and high spectral resolution of the EPIC detectors will provide high quality spectra for a detailed modeling to get insight into the accretion process close to the surface of the white dwarf. RXJ1914.4+2456 is of particular interest. It was proposed as candidate for a soft IP or might be the first double-degenerate polar in which case the 569 s period would indicate the orbital period. We propose a 2nd observation about one year after that of K. Mason to follow the period history.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2000-09-07T10:02:37Z/2004-10-02T06:21:54Z
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 2005-11-01T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2005-11-01T00:00:00Z, 010546, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-vd8c7y9