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Name 085202
Title Physical Processes in the new Gamma Ray Binary 3FGL J1405.4-6119


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-dtlsy0p
Author Dr Robin Corbet
Description We have discovered a new member of the rare and poorly understood class of high-mass gamma-ray binaries: 3FGL J1405.4-6119. The system shows gamma-ray, radio and X-ray modulation on its 13.7 day period, with different patterns at each waveband. The existing X-ray data, while clearly showing the period, are insufficient to perform phase-resolved spectroscopy, which is needed to investigate the physics driving the emission and its orbital variability.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2019-08-17T16:07:46Z/2019-08-25T02:33:51Z
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 2020-09-13T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2020-09-13T22:00:00Z, 085202, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-dtlsy0p