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Name 030559
Title A search for the counterparts of new HMXB candidates discovered by INTEGRAL


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-p2wugyf
Author Prof Anthony Dean
Description INTEGRAL has accumlated nearly 2 years of data for the survey of the Galactic
plane; coverage has been concentrated on the Galactic centre region and large
numbers of LMXBs have been discovered. The exposure is now steadily building up
along other regions of the Galactic plane. This will inevitably mean that more
HMXBs will become visible so that comparable numbers of these younger systems
may be investigated. We request XMM observing time to find counterparts for 4
unidentified persistent INTEGRAL sources discovered by IBIS/ISGRI, clustered in
a region tangential to a spiral arm, and thus are good HMXB candidates. We plan
to measure their X-ray spectra and position to permit follow up studies in the
optical/IR bands and thus identify the true nature of the underlying system.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2005-05-05T17:07:38Z/2005-09-28T09:30:49Z
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 2006-10-25T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, Prof Anthony Dean, 2006, 030559, 17.56_20190403_1200, European Space Agency, https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-p2wugyf