|Title||The emission line spectrum of the micro-quasar LS 5039|
|Author||Dr Christian Motch|
|Description||Radio jets have been recently discovered from the massive X-ray binary LS 5039- RX J1826.2-1450 qualifying the source as one of the nearest micro-quasar. A strong unresolved iron emission line is seen in the RXTE PCA observations. We propose to obtain a medium resolution EPIC spectrum of this iron line complex and search for other emission lines at lower energies. The intensity and width of the line components and the possible presence of edges will bring information on the physical conditions in the source and on the surrounding cold material. We shall also search for blue and red shifted components as seen in SS 433.|
|Publication||No observations found associated with the current proposal|
|Instrument||EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2|
|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.
|Publisher And Registrant||European Space Agency|
|Credit Guidelines||European Space Agency, 2004-04-18T00:00:00Z, 015116, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-rm1amdg|