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Name 086401
Title The ultimate observing campaign for the Transitional ms X-ray PSRJ1023+0038


DOI https://doi.org/10.57780/esa-sl43i4z
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
Temporal Coverage 2021-06-03T18:12:48Z/2021-06-04T13:43:47Z
Version 19.17_20220121_1250
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 2022-06-19T00:00:00Z
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