A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 072357
Title Unveiling the nature of five new discovered X-ray pulsators


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-p5v8j90
Author Dr GianLuca Israel
Description During a systematic search (the largest ever in the high energy band) for coherent periodicities in about 400,000 light curves of serendipitous sources detected by Swift X-Ray Telescope (XRT) and Chandra Advanced CCD Imaging Spectrometer (ACIS) we identified (the project is still on-going) 26 new X-ray pulsators. In this proposal we ask for XMM-Newton follow-up observations for five of them, which either show unusual properties or are not covered by further archival data. The requested observations will allow us to unveil their nature. We also expect to identify new classes of neutron stars and white dwarfs and-or extending our understanding of the physics of accretion toward lower luminosities.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2013-09-19T02:49:32Z/2013-09-30T12:08:14Z
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 2014-10-12T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2014-10-12T00:00:00Z, 072357, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-p5v8j90