A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 065168
Title An EPIC view of absorbed HMXBs in the Scutum Arm


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-qzz78zy
Author Dr Arash Bodaghee
Description Observations are proposed for 5 new unclassified gamma-ray sources in the Scutum Arm. Each source will be targeted by EPIC PN and MOS cameras for 25 ks providing us with: a refined position that will facilitate optical-IR identification; spectral characteristics including the slope of the power law in X-rays and the photoelectric absorption; and timing characteristics in the case of Galactic XRBs. The targets lie within 5 degrees of the plane of the Milky Way, towards the tangent to the Scutum Arm, and are expected to be Galactic in origin. The main objective is to elucidate the nature of these sources. An additional benefit is that we will have a more complete sample of high-energy emitters in the Scutum Arm to compare with absorbed HMXBs in the Norma Arm.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2011-04-09T05:17:32Z/2011-04-20T21:56:44Z
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 2012-05-11T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2012-05-11T00:00:00Z, 065168, PPS_NOT_AVAILABLE. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-qzz78zy