A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 076163
Title Deep observations of NGC 4472:a special ULX, point sources, and diffuse emission


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-q0duo42
Author Dr Thomas Maccarone
Description We propose deep observations of the Virgo Cluster galaxy NGC 4472. Our primary aim is to understand the variability of the likely ultracompact black hole X-ray binary in one of its globular clusters. Characterizing this object s variability will place important constraints on whether beaming can explain the high luminosities of ULXs. Also, NGC 4472 is the brightest galaxy in the Local Universe, making it ideal for studies of compact binary populations, and as a giant galaxy falling into a large cluster, it presents rich opportunities for studies of diffuse emission. The OM data will be used for searches for classical novae and U-band studies of the galaxy s globular clusters.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2016-01-05T08:25:28Z/2016-01-10T16:38:16Z
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 2017-01-20T23:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2017-01-20T23:00:00Z, 076163, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-q0duo42