A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 069339
Title X-ray timing and eclipse mapping study of the massive black hole binary IC 10 X1


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-kue98e2
Author Dr Tod Strohmayer
Description We propose a 124 ks XMM-Newton observation of IC 10 X-1, the most massive known stellar-mass black hole binary (black hole mass 23-35 Msun). Our primary science goals include : 1) To obtain high-quality light curves that will enable us to search for the presence of mHz QPOs, measure the PDS, and compare the observed behavior with that seen in a sub-sample of ULXs and Galactic systems of known mass. This will enable us to assess the extent to which IC 10 X-1 fits within the mass hierarchy of stellar-mass black holes, and could provide further clues linking ULXs to massive stellar black hole systems like IC 10 X-1. 2) To obtain a high signal-to-noise eclipse profile that will enable the rare opportunity to directly map the size of the X-ray source.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EPN, RGS1, OM, RGS2, EMOS1, EMOS2
Temporal Coverage 2012-08-18T22:05:46Z/2012-08-20T11:26:51Z
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 2013-09-06T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2013-09-06T00:00:00Z, 069339, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-kue98e2