|Title||DEMOGRAPHICS OF THE COMPACT OBJECT POPULATIONS OF M81|
|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|
|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, 2021-12-05T00:00:00Z, 087090, 18.02_20200221_1200. https://doi.org/10.57780/esa-fuhmu9d|