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Name 050528
Title XMM observations of fast spinning HXRTs quiescence


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-xwqsbp5
Author Dr Sergio Campana
Description We propose XMM-Newton observations of two hard X--ray transients containing fast spinning and-or high magnetic field neutron stars to probe their quiescent emission. Due to their faintness these sources are likely in a regime which does not allow matter to fall directly onto the neutron star surface (propeller state). The proposed observations will allow us to study 4U 0115+63 and V0332+53 at the deepest levels ever observed for this class of sources to shed light on the physics of the disk-magnetosphere interaction and on the heating of the magnetic polar caps in the high magnetic field regime.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2007-07-21T01:20:27Z/2007-07-21T10:05:39Z
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 2008-09-27T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2008-09-27T00:00:00Z, 050528, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-xwqsbp5