|Title||The ultimate observing campaign for the Transitional ms X-ray PSRJ1023+0038|
|Author||Dr Sergio Campana|
|Description||PSR J1023+0038 is a binary system that hosts a neutron star and a low-mass, main-sequence companion star. It has been observed to switch on timescales of years between a radio millisecond pulsar and a disc-dominated state, of uncertain origin. After its last switch to a disc-dominated state in 2013, the source has been the object of extensive multi-wavelength monitoring campaigns, during which the continuous switch between three X-ray modes (high, low and flare) on timescales of 10 s has been observed. Here we propose the ultimate , strictly simultaneous, multi-wavelength campaign to study in detail this unique phenomenon. We will involve NuSTAR, XMM-EPIC, Swift-UVOT, XMM-OM, VLT-HAWK-I, VLA observations to probe models using correlations and lags, as well as to study the pulsed signal.|
|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, 2022-06-19T00:00:00Z, 086401, 19.17_20220121_1250. https://doi.org/10.57780/esa-sl43i4z|