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Name 067289
Title A Luminous Nova in Outburst


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-7tl3gy5
Author Dr Marina Orio
Description We propose to continue a program of Target of Opportunity Observations of classical and recurrent novae in outburst, triggered when a nova is observed with Swift as a luminous X-ray source. Our aims are: a) to constrain the mass, temperature and chemical composition of the white dwarf by means of the RGS spectrum, b) to correlate temporal and spectral line variability during the nuclear burning phase, and c) if the shell is very X-ray bright, to use the RGS to explore also wind mass loss in a recurrent nova. The proposed study is important to understand the evolution of accretion and hydrogen burning on white dwarfs in close binaries, including supernovae Ia progenitors.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2011-11-28T07:20:56Z/2011-11-28T15:56:11Z
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 2012-12-17T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2012-12-17T00:00:00Z, 067289, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-7tl3gy5