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Name 050123
Title X-ray identification of newly discovered Intermediate Polar candidates


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-q9q62v4
Author Dr Domitilla de Martino
Description New optically identified Cataclysmic Variables (CVs) have recently increased as candidates the number of Intermediate Polar systems (IPs), making them nowdays a conspicuous and important class for the study of the evolution of magnetic CVs. This is further strengthened by the recent increasing number of detections by the INTEGRAL and Swift satellites of many CVs, most of them of the IP type, giving to IPs a potential role in the study of galactic populations of X-ray sources. We propose to observe 6 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.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2007-07-10T05:35:22Z/2007-12-31T09:15:27Z
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 2009-02-01T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2009-02-01T00:00:00Z, 050123, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-q9q62v4