A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 072443
Title Magnetic accretion in high-accretion rate polars


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ez0lbi2
Author Dr Axel Schwope
Description The spectral components of polars strongly magnetic CVs were barely disentangled by previous X-ray missions. The physics of accretion in a strongly magnetic, non-relativistic environment is therefore still puzzling. XMM-Newton can solve the riddle, but the frequent low states of the brightest members prevented systematic studies. We thus began TOO-like XMM-Newton observations of the brightest systems in their high states. We are in the process creating a synoptic view on the HARPs and propose to continue in AO12 with one further trigger. We will investigate the physics of the hard X-ray emitting shock, the heated accretion pole cap, the atmosphere of the white dwarf, the absorption in the shock and in the flow, the lines in the accretion flow and the reflection from the white dwarf.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2013-10-25T16:27:00Z/2013-10-26T03:33:40Z
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 2014-11-13T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2014, 072443, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ez0lbi2