A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 000011
Title The X-ray Nova CI CAM (XTE J0421+560) in Quiescence


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-7fggaw4
Author Dr Arvind Parmar
Description We propose a 30 ks XMM observation of the X-ray transient XTE J0421+56 (CI Cam) in quiescence. During part of a 10 day outburst in 1998 April, this source exhibited a relativistic radio jet and moving X-ray emission lines. Green Bank monitoring indicates that CI Cam continues to be a radio source. XTE J0421+566 was clearly detected in quiescence by BeppoSAX in a 45 ks observation, some 150 days after the outburst. The count rate was too low to obtain a useful spectrum. The proposed XMM observation will provide this, and allow a sensitive search for the intense oxygen feature seen during the latter part of the outburst by BeppoSAX.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2001-08-19T07:05:23Z/2001-08-19T16:13:56Z
Version 17.56_20190403_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 2002-09-30T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2002-09-30T00:00:00Z, 000011, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-7fggaw4