|The first X-ray survey of LBVs
|Dr Yael Naze
|Though rare, the stars of the Luminous Blue Variable (LBV) class are crucial objects for understanding the evolution of massive stars. However, there are still many open questions related to LBVs and this is especially the case for their properties in the X-ray domain. Indeed, up to now, no X-ray survey of the Galactic LBVs has ever been performed. We propose to fill that gap thanks to the sensitive XMM-Newton observatory. This X-ray campaign is also aimed at complementing our GTO (key programme) survey of LBVs with ESA.s forthcoming Herschel observatory.
|No observations found associated with the current proposal
|EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
|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.
|Publisher And Registrant
|European Space Agency
|European Space Agency, 2011, 060003, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-0bmy0mi