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Name 050634
Title The spectrum and variability of the most luminous ULX detected so far


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-mt68dwq
Author Dr Giovanni Miniutti
Description We have recently reported the discovery of an Ultra-luminous X-ray source (ULX) with an X-ray luminosity above 10^{41} erg-s. We propose a monitoring campaign of 4 observation (3x20ks and 1x120ks) to better understand the short-term and long-term variability of the source and provide a high quality spectrum. The total amount of requested time is thus 180 ks.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2008-01-24T02:37:27Z/2008-01-25T04:09:20Z
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 2009-02-13T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2009-02-13T00:00:00Z, 050634, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-mt68dwq