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Name 015028
Title Coordinated broadband monitoring of variable X-ray sources in NGC 1313


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-l4smpop
Author Dr Ian Smith
Description We propose co-ordinated broadband monitoring of the ultraluminous X-ray sources (ULXs) in the nearby spiral galaxy NGC 1313. We request 10 pointings of 10 ksec each, distributed over a period of 6 weeks, with XMM-Newton EPIC pn as the primary science instrument. These will be co-ordinated with simultaneous ground-based observations. The science goals of our program are to investigate the multiwavelength spectra and the short- and long-term variability of various sources in NGC 1313, in particular the far off-center source X-2, which will be used to unveil the nature of ULXs. As a by-product of our study, we will provide additional data to the on-going monitoring of SN 1978K.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2003-11-25T00:50:59Z/2004-01-17T02:08:01Z
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 2005-02-05T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2005-02-05T00:00:00Z, 015028, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-l4smpop