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Name 080321
Title Inverstigating hard X-ray transients in the Magellanic Clouds


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-pmc6ys6
Author Mr Georgios Vasilopoulos
Description The Magellanic Clouds harbour a large sample of Be-X-ray binaries at a moderate and well known distance with low Galactic foreground absorption. However, the transient nature of Be-X-ray binaries complicates observations in X-rays. Serendipitous detections of bright outbursts provide rare chances for further investigation. We propose three triggered XMM-Newton observations of new or unexplored systems to continue the build up of a large statistical sample of these sources.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2017-04-14T03:54:53Z/2017-04-14T14:11:33Z
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 2018-05-12T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2018-05-12T22:00:00Z, 080321, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-pmc6ys6