|Title||Colliding Wind X-ray Emission in the LBV Binary HD 5980|
|Author||Dr Michael Corcoran|
|Description||HD 5980 is a massive binary in the SMC which underwent a unique Luminous Blue Variable-type eruption in 1994. X-ray emission arises from the collision of the 2 winds from the component stars, and possibly from interaction of the material ejected during the eruption with the ISM and-or stellar winds. XMM-EPIC observations will be used to characterize the wind speeds and to constrain the masses and radii of the stellar components, the total amount of material ejected in the eruption, and the chemical composition of the stellar winds|
|Publication||No observations found associated with the current proposal|
|Instrument||EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2|
|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.
|Publisher And Registrant||European Space Agency|
|Credit Guidelines||European Space Agency, 2003-02-17T00:00:00Z, 001854, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-63qb81n|