A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 015262
Title High-Resolution Spectroscopy of the O-Ne-Rich Ultracompact Binary 4U 1626-67


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-qetserr
Author Prof Deepto Chakrabarty
Description Chandra-HETGS spectroscopy of 4U 1626-67 detects Doppler pairs of broad Keplerian Ne-O lines, and Ne-O absorption edges much stronger than ISM values. Based on the inferred local Ne-O ratio, the mass donor is likely the low-mass core of a crystallized C-O or O-Ne-Mg white dwarf, and may be the prototype for an emerging class of ultracompact binaries with exotic donors. We propose an 80 ks XMM observation with 3 principal goals: (1) to establish the donor composition by measuring the edges of Ne,O,Mg,and C; (2) to study the accretion flow structure through Doppler tomography using the H-like lines; (3) to study disk warping by correlating line strengths with the known UV variability of the source. The 20 ks XMM GTO observation will not meet any of these goals.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EPN, RGS1, OM, RGS2, EMOS1, EMOS2
Temporal Coverage 2003-08-20T05:55:48Z/2003-08-21T05:14:56Z
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 2004-09-30T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2004-09-30T00:00:00Z, 015262, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-qetserr