A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 080411
Title Unveiling the Xray faint intermediate polars-source of the Galactic Ridge X-rays


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-jmefv2o
Author Dr Hauke Worpel
Description The poorly-understood Galactic Ridge X-ray Emission (GRXE) is an X-ray background concentrated around the Galactic plane, primarily composed of difficult to resolve discrete sources. The most promising candidates for its origin above a few keV are the intermediate polars (IPs), a class of magnetic cataclysmic variables (CVs), consisting of a strongly magnetic white dwarf and a Roche-lobe filling companion. Most of the 49 confirmed IPs are X-ray bright (L_X approx 10^33 erg-s) but there may be a more numerous undiscovered population of fainter (L_X approx 10^31 erg-s) IPs. We propose to observe 13 underluminous IP candidates to confirm their nature as IPs, to search for the underluminous IP population, detect spin period
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2017-04-19T03:56:18Z/2018-04-21T14:31:22Z
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 2019-05-14T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2019, 080411, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-jmefv2o