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Name 011299
Title The Galactic Superluminal Source GRS 1915+105


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-bsgrsrn
Author Dr Martin Turner
Description GT-We propose to observe the galactic black hole binary source of relativistic jets GRS 1915+105. The aim of this proposal is to search for: 1] redshifted iron lines from the ejecta, 2] asymmetric emission lines from the accretion disk, 3] QPOs at a maximum frequency of 67 Hz. Our first observation will be performed during a normal state of the source, the other one during a flaring state. The trigger of the second observation will be determined thanks to the radio monitoring of the Green Bank Interferometer. A spectral state (i.e. flat spectrum) or a high flux may trigger the observation.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2003-03-29T13:36:54Z/2003-10-17T04:52:33Z
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 2004-11-06T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2004-11-06T00:00:00Z, 011299, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-bsgrsrn