A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 069234
Title Fast multi-wavelength variability from a black hole


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-y83kqio
Author Dr Kieran O.Brien
Description Correlated fast multi-wavelength variability is becoming a key tool for studying the physics of accretion and ejection of relativistic jets. Using simultaneous X-ray and near-infrared data we have recently discovered vibrations from a relativistic jet down to 62.5 ms time scale, which allowed us to estimate the speed and the size of the jet. We have shown that the properties of the jet depend on the spectral state of the black hole. We will monitor the outburst evolution of a black hole transient with XMM, simultaneously with ground-based optical and IR facilities, in order to apply the same technique to different spectral states. We propose to perform 10 short (7 ksec) XMM observations of an active black hole, in order to cover the different stages of the outburst.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2013-09-29T22:49:07Z/2013-10-02T00:48:49Z
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 2014-10-16T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2014-10-16T22:00:00Z, 069234, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-y83kqio