A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 040165
Title X-ray properties of newly identified magnetic Cataclysmic Variables


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-vy7qpan
Author Dr Domitilla de Martino
Description New optically identified Cataclysmic Variables (CVs) have recently increased as candidates the number of Intermediate Polar systems making them nowdays a conspicuous and important class for the study of the evolution of magnetic CVs. Among 15 candidates representing about 50% of the class, we propose to observe five new systems recently found to be strong optical pulsators. The detection of X-ray pulses at the white dwarf spin period and their spectral properties will provide firm constraints on their true magnetic nature thus helping in reconciling the still fragmentary picture of accretion and evolution of magnetic CVs.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2006-10-04T04:59:00Z/2007-03-23T18:25:33Z
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 2008-04-13T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2008-04-13T00:00:00Z, 040165, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-vy7qpan