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Name 060516
Title Timing and spectral observation of 1RXS J171824.2-402934


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-k06sd4q
Author Mrs Alessandro Patruno
Description We propose to perform an {it XMM-Newton} observation of the very faint neutron star low mass X-ray binary 1RXS J171824.2-402934 to investigate the presence of a coherent pulsation in the persistent emission of the source. In case of detection this will be the first ever detected persistent source with pulsed emission from an accreting neutron star. In case of non detection the observation will be a emph{crucial experiment} to select current theories of pulse formation. We will also perform for the first time an aperiodic timing analysis to search for quasi periodic oscillations that if detected, will give us precious information about the physics of the system. A spectral study will be also be performed improving previous Chandra observations.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2010-03-13T13:33:41Z/2010-03-14T10:53:58Z
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, 060516, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-k06sd4q