A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 088437
Title X-Ray afterglow of IGR J12580+0134: a Compton echo from the nearest TDE


DOI https://doi.org/10.57780/esa-l59nt0h
Author Prof Xinwen Shu
Description IGR 12580+0134 is one of rare TDEs found with off-beam relativistic jet, and is by far the nearest TDE ever found (dvirgul17Mpc). The source presented extremely unusual evolution of X-ray lightcurve, with a rapid flux drop at virgul600 days followed by a weak but nearly constant X-ray emission that was visible at least until virgul2600 days after the stellar capture. This cannot be explained by standard tidal disruption theories, but may be a Compton echo effect resulting from the Thomson scattering between primary X-rays and its surrounding gas. The goal of XMM proposal is to obtain high quality X-ray spectrum to test the Compton echo scenario for interpreting the residual X-ray emission. If confirmed, the observation will enable to constrain the size, density and geometry of the surrounding gas to BH.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2021-06-15T17:27:27Z/2021-06-16T03:44:20Z
Version 19.16_20210326_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 2022-07-10T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2022-07-10T00:00:00Z, 088437, 19.16_20210326_1200. https://doi.org/10.57780/esa-l59nt0h