A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 060127
Title X-ray characterization of INTEGRAL Cataclysmic Variable candidates


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-i2jis9s
Author Dr Domitilla de Martino
Description From INTEGRAL and Swift surveys a significant fraction of hard X-ray sources were found to be magnetic Cataclysmic Variables(CVs) of the Intermediate Polar (IP) type. Optical follow-ups of virgul100 unidentified INTEGRAL sources show that virgul15% of the new detections have magnetic CV-like spectra. A timely question is whether IPs provide an important contribution to the hard X-ray sky and hence still represent a hidden population of galactic X-ray sources. We propose to continue our identification programme of newly discovered CVs, which are strong magnetic candidates. The detection of X-ray pulses and the study of their broad band X-ray spectra will allow a firm identification of their nature and will provide further insights in physics of this emerging class of accreting compact objects.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2009-04-30T10:45:58Z/2010-03-11T23:15:39Z
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 2011-03-27T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2011-03-27T00:00:00Z, 060127, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-i2jis9s