|Title||A search for the counterparts of new HMXB candidates discovered by INTEGRAL|
|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|
|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, 2006-10-25T00:00:00Z, 030559, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-p2wugyf|