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Name 087090


DOI https://doi.org/10.57780/esa-fuhmu9d
Author Dr Andreas Zezas
Description We propose two NuSTAR observations of the M81 disk that together with existing observations of its bulge will provide complete coverage of its X-ray binary populations down to luminosities of 10^38 erg-s. These observations together with a wealth of existing HST and multi-wavelength data will allow us to fully characterize its X-ray binary populations on the basis of their compact objects and donor stars. This will provide a complete picture of the demographics of the compact objects in a typical spiral galaxy and together with population synthesis models will allow us to constrain their formation and evolution paths.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2020-11-14T07:34:24Z/2020-11-16T16:15:01Z
Version 18.02_20200221_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 2021-12-05T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2021-12-05T00:00:00Z, 087090, 18.02_20200221_1200. https://doi.org/10.57780/esa-fuhmu9d