|Title||Investigating hard X-ray transients in the Magellanic Cloud System|
|Author||Dr Frank Haberl|
|Description||The Magellanic Clouds (MCs) harbour a large sample of Be-X-ray binaries (BeXRBs) at a moderate distance with low Galactic foreground absorption. In the course of the eROSITA all-sky surveys the MCs and the Magellanic Bridge (MB) are scanned frequently. This provides the unique opportunity to detect high-mass X-ray binary (HMXB) systems during outburst in the full Magellanic System (MS), as already demonstrated during the first survey (eRASS1). To continue our AO19 program (which covers eRASS2 and eRASS3), we propose five 20 ks triggered XMM-Newton observations of new or unexplored HMXBs in the MS. Our goal is to study their spectral and temporal properties, to continue the build-up of large statistical samples of these sources in both clouds and in particular in the MB.|
|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, 2022-12-17T00:00:00Z, 088395, 19.16_20210326_1200. https://doi.org/10.57780/esa-mfljku4|