A dataset provided by the European Space Agency

Name 000965
Title Magnetically controlled accretion in intermediate polar binaries


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-2z4fbqj
Author Dr Coel Hellier
Description We propose to observe two intermediate polars - AO Psc and FO Aqr - which are typical of their class, well studied, and which are among the X-ray brightest in the class. By comparing the two stars we will begin to understand why some IPs have broad iron lines and others narrow lines; why some have simple pulse profiles and others complex profiles; why some have soft components and others not, etc. We will make simultaneous observations of the hard-X-ray emitting accretion shock, the heated accretion polecap, the absorption in the shock and the accretion flow, and the optical-UV-emitting transition region between the disc and the magnetic field. The temperatures, densities,
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2001-05-12T06:00:29Z/2001-06-10T00:37:00Z
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 2002-11-03T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2002-11-03T00:00:00Z, 000965, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-2z4fbqj