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


DOI 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.
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Statistical evaluation of the flux cross-calibration of the XMM-Newton EPIC cameras . Mateos, S., Saxton, R. D., et all. . A&A . 496-879 . 2009 . 2009A&A...496..879M ,
The XMM Cluster Survey: optical analysis methodology and the first data release . Mehrtens, Nicola, Romer, A. Kathy, et all. . MNRAS . 423-1024 . 2012 . 2012MNRAS.423.1024M ,
The XMM-Newton EPIC background: Production of background maps and event files . Read, A. M., Ponman, T. J., . A&A . 409-395 . 2003 . 2003A&A...409..395R ,
XMM-Newton data processing for faint diffuse emission. Proton flares, exposure maps and report on EPIC MOS1 bright CCDs contamination . Pradas, J., Kerp, J., . A&A . 443-721 . 2005 . 2005A&A...443..721P ,
The XMM-Newton EPIC background and the production of background blank sky event files . Carter, J. A., Read, A. M., . A&A . 464-1155 . 2007 . 2007A&A...464.1155C ,
Identifying XMM-Newton observations affected by solar wind charge exchange. Part I . Carter, J. A., Sembay, S., . A&A . 489-837 . 200...
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