A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 011279
Title Accretion Stream and Synchronization Timescale of RXJ 1940.1-1025


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-41qd0ha
Author Dr Martin Turner
Description GT-The magnetic CV RX J1940.1-1025 belongs to the small group of polars with a slight non-synchronism between the WD spin and the binary period. With an XMM observation of 25 ks two complete binary orbits can be covered without data gaps. The spectral analysis will simultaneously cover the soft BB component and the hard Thermal Bremsstrahlung component. The timing analysis will cover the time dependent absorption (.troughs. and .dips.) by the accretion flow and probe the physics and geometry of the structured inhomogeneous accretion stream.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2001-10-08T22:22:57Z/2001-10-09T08:03:41Z
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 2002-11-06T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2002-11-06T00:00:00Z, 011279, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-41qd0ha