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Name 072255
Title Neutron Star Transient LMXBs; Catching Accreting Millisecond X-ray Pulsars


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-x1erhfl
Author Prof Craig Heinke
Description We propose two 32 ks ToO observations of newly identified, faint neutron star low-mass X-ray binaries. The pn camera, in timing mode, can identify pulsations from new accreting millisecond pulsars, measuring their spin and orbital period, along with studying any X-ray bursts. pn spectroscopy will study the continuum components and broad lines, while RGS spectroscopy can search for narrow absorption lines.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2013-03-28T18:44:09Z/2016-02-26T16:00:13Z
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 2017-03-18T23:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2017-03-18T23:00:00Z, 072255, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-x1erhfl