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Name 067314
Title X-ray Survey of near-synchronous magnetic catalysmic variables


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-3vlzcrd
Author Dr Jaesub Hong
Description We propose to constrain the X-ray properties of two relatively poorly studied subclasses of magnetic catalysmic variables (mCVs): asynchronous polars (APs) and near-synchronous intermediate polars (nsIPs), sometimes regarded as the missing link in the evolution of mCVs. This is timely for such studies: we recently discovered a dozen of periodic X-ray sources in the Galactic Center Region (CGR) that appear to have periods and X-ray properties similar to some APs and nsIPs. A general X-ray picture of both is needed to determine their connection to thousands of the GCR X-ray sources that are generally considered to be mainly mCVs.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2011-11-21T17:09:18Z/2012-04-02T11:43:04Z
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 2013-04-24T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2013-04-24T00:00:00Z, 067314, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-3vlzcrd