|Title||A huge ULX bubble in NGC 5585|
|Author||Dr Roberto Soria|
|Description||Accreting black holes release their power through radiation and-or jets. We have discovered an ultraluminous X-ray source (ULX) in the nearby galaxy NGC 5585, surrounded by a large (diameter virgul300 pc) ionized nebula. We propose a joint XMM- Newton and HST study of this source. With XMM-Newton, we will determine the radiative power of the ULX, its spectral and time variability properties, and constrain its mass. With HST, we will image the nebula, determine whether it is a jet-inflated ULX bubble, measure its kinetic power and source age, and search for an optical counterpart to the black hole.|
|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, 2016-07-10T22:00:00Z, 076264, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-9v8zya2|