|Title||A Hard X-ray View of Andromeda: Coordinated XMM-NuSTAR Observations of XRBs|
|Author||Dr Ann Hornschemeier|
|Description||We request 35 ks with EPIC to compliment a 200 ks depth 10-30 keV NuSTAR survey of an area of the M31 disk. These simultaneous XMM-NuSTAR observations will also compliment previous XMM-Newton wide-field and XMM-Chandra bulge-monitoring studies of M31. We will measure the 0.5-30 keV spectra of the X-ray Binaries (XRBs) detected by XMM and NuSTAR (reaching 3e36 erg-s, 4-25 keV) thereby constraining the accretion states of hard X-ray point sources and compare them with well-studied Galactic XRBs.|
|Publication||No observations found associated with the current proposal|
|Instrument||EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2|
|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.
|Publisher And Registrant||European Space Agency|
|Credit Guidelines||European Space Agency, 2016-07-20T22:00:00Z, 076197, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-q0qihqo|