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Name 040468
Title Search for X-ray binary pulsars in the SMC


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-gu6nhhq
Author Dr Frank Haberl
Description The high throughput of the XMM-Newton telescopes together with the unique properties of the EPIC detectors (good time resolution over the full field of view and wide energy range) are ideally suited to detect pulsations from faint X-ray sources. We propose to search for new pulsars in observations of 8 SMC fields which are known to contain several X-ray binary (XRB) candidates. We will determine the energy dependence of pulse profiles, characterize pulsars by their spectrum and optically identify them, using OM data and optical follow up observations. The results will help to further investigate the difference in the XRB populations of SMC and LMC-Milky Way.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2006-10-05T00:04:24Z/2007-04-12T09:45:15Z
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 2008-04-25T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2008-04-25T00:00:00Z, 040468, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-gu6nhhq