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Name 030655
Title The new, bright, soft intermediate polar 1RXSJ062518.2+733433


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-5ir6kwu
Author Mr Andreas Staude
Description We propose to observe 1RXSJ062518.2+733433, a newly discovered intermediate polar. It is one out of only 5 known IPs showing a distinct soft X-ray component in addition to the normal hard bremsstrahlung. With the high signal-to-noise XMM X-ray data and simultaneous photometry in the near UV we will determine the spin-period of the white dwarf and the positions of the accretion regions on it. We want to resolve the accretion geometry and get information on the mechanisms of interaction between magnetic field and accreted matter and of energy-release. In this object the soft X-rays are only partially absorbed, so the structure of the accretion curtain can be analysed via the time-dependent absorption in both, the hard and soft X-rays -- tracers of material in completely different states.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2006-04-06T13:08:27Z/2006-04-07T03:00:56Z
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 2007-05-19T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2007-05-19T00:00:00Z, 030655, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-5ir6kwu