A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 069001
Title GAL 026.47+00.02, a new eta Car ?


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-99cmyl4
Author Dr Yael Naze
Description A recent survey of the Galactic LBVs led to the discovery of a third X-ray emitter amongst LBVs, GAL 026.47+00.02. The best candidate to explain its X-ray emission is a wind-wind collision in a binary system, as in eta Car. However, a single snapshot does not permit to validate this scenario. We therefore request additional data to ascertain the nature of this LBV system.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2012-09-13T20:24:54Z/2012-09-14T03:53:30Z
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 2013-10-09T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2013, 069001, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-99cmyl4