A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 067185
Title Characterization of hard X-ray selected binaries: a census of magnetic CVs


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-226vz0x
Author Dr Domitilla de Martino
Description The INTEGRAL and SWIFT satellites detected a large number of galactic X-ray sources above 20keV,among which virgul6-7% identified as accreting white dwarf binaries. Among known systems most harbour asynchronously rotating magnetic primaries, suggesting that this formerly small subclass could be an important contributor to the galactic X-ray binary populations. However, most newly discovered sources are proposed as magnetic cataclysmic variables through optical spectra. XMM-Newton demonstrated unique potential to infer their true nature through the detection of X-ray pulses and study of broad-band spectra. We propose 6 new sources that, if all confirmed as magnetics, will increase by 35% the hard X-ray sample enabling a true census of the first volume-limited sample
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2012-01-07T15:25:52Z/2012-04-29T15:56:29Z
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 2013-05-15T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2013-05-15T00:00:00Z, 067185, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-226vz0x