A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 074030
Title Investigating the origin of the X-ray emission of Cyg OB2 #5


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-3rxtf5n
Author Mr Constantin Cazorla
Description Massive stars have strong winds, which collide in massive binaries, giving rise to hard and varying X-ray emission. Cyg OB2 #5 is such a case. It was recently found to be a quadruple system and changes in its X- ray emission indicate that X-rays arise in the wind-wind collision (WWC) between the close binary and the third star. In this context, X-rays are a crucial tool to constrain the orbital parameters, but available observations only probe two phases of the 6.7 yr orbit of the third star. A monitoring (one observation per year) is thus needed and we therefore request in this AO a short exposure observation (10 ks) to better understand this iconic system.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2014-04-10T14:12:21Z/2014-04-10T19:55:41Z
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 2015-04-25T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2015-04-25T22:00:00Z, 074030, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-3rxtf5n