A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 065311
Title A Short Look at a Black Hole Transient in Outburst


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-0ouqxq1
Author Dr Jon Miller
Description Recent observations of stellar-mass black holes have revealed evidence of black hole spin, disk winds, and aspects of how accretion flows vary with the mass accretion rate. We propose to build on these successes with a single 40 ksec (total) observation of a black hole transient in outburst. Though modest, this observation will achieve the sensitivity required to place strong constraints on the nature of the inner disk, and it will help to reveal the nature of relationship between disk winds and relativistic jets. We will support this exposure with a combination of X-ray, optical-IR, and radio observations.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2010-04-06T22:28:54Z/2010-04-07T10:07:31Z
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 2011-05-05T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2011-05-05T00:00:00Z, 065311, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-0ouqxq1