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Name 076264
Title A huge ULX bubble in NGC 5585


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-9v8zya2
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
Temporal Coverage 2015-06-19T22:50:42Z/2015-06-22T09:39:56Z
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 2016-07-10T22:00:00Z
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