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Name TOO_scorbel_1
Title PACS observation of a high state of black hole binary GX339-4


DOI 10.5270/esa-6oz1dn5
Author corbel, s.
Description In Galactic X-ray binaries, an enormous amount of energy is harnessed to produce powerful jets that emanate from the black hole. The engine for jet production is a compact object surrounded by an accretion disk, but the production mechanism and many of the jetproperties are subjects of debate. In order to constrain the physical mechanisms involved in jet production, we propose Target of Opportunity observations of the recurrent black hole X-ray binary GX 339-4 in outburst with the PACS bolometer onboard Herschel. This black hole is currently undergoing a transition to the final hard state of its 2010-11 outburst, corresponding to the unique period when its powerful compact jets are building up. Our objectives are to determine the contribution of the jets to total energetics of the system with Herschel with already accepted (and planned) simultaneous observations in radio, optical-infrared, X-ray (RXTE, Integral, Suzaku) and up to very high energy (Fermi).
Publication Formation of the compact jets in the black hole GX 339-4 . Corbel S. et al. . Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters, Volume 431, Issue 1, p.L107-L111 . 431 . 10.1093\/mnrasl\/slt018 . 2013MNRAS.431L.107C ,
Instrument PACS_PacsPhoto_largeScan
Temporal Coverage 2011-02-25T12:15:53Z/2011-03-06T13:52:18Z
Version SPG v14.2.0
Mission Description Herschel was launched on 14 May 2009! It is the fourth 'cornerstone' mission in the ESA science programme. With a 3.5 m Cassegrain telescope it is the largest space telescope ever launched. It is performing photometry and spectroscopy in approximately the 55-671 ┬Ám range, bridging the gap between earlier infrared space missions and groundbased facilities.
Creator Contact https://support.cosmos.esa.int/herschel/
Date Published 2011-12-15T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2011-12-15T00:00:00Z, TOO_scorbel_1, SPG v14.2.0. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-6oz1dn5