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Name 050595
Title XMM Observation of GX 340+0: study of the Fe Kalpha region


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-vlgfun2
Author Dr Antonino D.Ai
Description We propose to observe with XMM-Newton the Z source GXvirgul340+0 for 40 ks. A broad emission feature compatible with a highly ionized iron line has been detected both in BeppoSAX and in Chandra observations of the source. The Chandra spectrum suggests that the line might be of relativistic origin, but does not allow to discriminate between Compton and relativistic broadening of the line. The superior collecting area at the iron line energy of XMM-Newton is required to give a definitive answer to the problem of the origin of this broad line.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EPN, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2007-09-02T12:58:10Z/2007-09-03T02:33:22Z
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 2008-11-14T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2008, 050595, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-vlgfun2